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 Shirley B. <I>Melton</I> Floming

Shirley B. Melton Floming

Prophetstown, Whiteside County, Illinois, USA
Death 2 Nov 2012 (aged 82)
Erie, Whiteside County, Illinois, USA
Burial Erie, Whiteside County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 100116071 · View Source
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Shirley B. Floming, 82, of Erie, IL, died Friday, November 2, 2012 at home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, November 6th at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Erie. Visitation will be held on Monday from 4-8 PM with the rosary prior at 3:30 PM at Gibson-Bode Funeral Home, Erie. Memorials may be made to St. Ambrose Catholic Church or the Erie Ambulance Service. Shirley was born in Prophetstown, IL, to James and Burneile Olinger Melton on December 21, 1929. She graduated from Erie High School in 1947 and went on to cosmetology training. She married Donald Floming, her high school sweetheart and love of her life, on November 26, 1949. They shared their lives for more than 66 years and were about to celebrate their 63rd wedding anniversary. Shirley was a homemaker with a hair salon in her home for years. She was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church and enjoyed being a farm wife in her early married life. Later she and Don became local "legends" as owners of Don's Tap for sixteen years. She always lived life to the fullest and enjoyed winters in Florida, sewing, oil painting, piano playing, and had a special love for singing, especially entertaining the crowds on karaoke night. Shirley will be fondly remembered for her beautiful smile and for being the best Grandmother ever. In addition to her husband Don, she is survived by daughters Tamara (Larry) Hamilton, Morrison, Kindyl (Scott) Weber, Erie; sons, Douglas Floming (Kristi Bartels Ernst), Kevin Floming, and Greg (Linda) Floming all of Erie. Shirley is also survived by thirteen grandchildren, Michael and Patrick Hamilton, Brooke Schwartz, Shane, Hailey, Carley, and Heath Floming, Derek and Daniel Weber, Courtney Pool, Matthew Floming, Lexi and Levi Floming; twelve great-grandchildren; sisters Carol Young, Erie, and Marilyn (Owen) Woodard, of Arizona; sisters-in-law Helen Melton and Ruth Stubbs, Erie; and brother-in-law Will (Lois) Floming of Osco. Shirley was preceded in death by brothers, James L. Melton and Robert Melton (in childhood) and sister, Faye Lacy.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 100116071
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Shirley B. Melton Floming (21 Dec 1929–2 Nov 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100116071, citing Erie Cemetery, Erie, Whiteside County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Teresa (contributor 47377173) .