Florence L. Lewis
MOUNT VERNON — Florence L. Lewis, also known as “Flo” or “Flossie,” died Saturday, April 19, 2008, at the Country Club Retirement Campus in Mount Vernon.
She was born July 23, 1923, at Dumontville, near Lancaster, the youngest daughter of Clark and Mary (Uncle) Pugh. Flo was a graduate of Carroll High School and moved to the Mount Vernon area in 1962. She owned and operated the Fashion Page ladies apparel store in Mount Vernon for 25 years. She and her sisters each owned dress shops, and the three of them would purchase their merchandise together. Flo had served as president of the Plaza Merchants Association for 15 years, was a vice president of the Mount Vernon Knox-County Chamber of Commerce and also served as an ambassador for the chamber. Following her retirement she became interested in “Bear Making” and would sell her bear creations at craft shows in Marietta, Columbus and other cities in the central Ohio area.
She attended the Fredericktown First Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Dick Dalrymple of Fredericktown; her son, Fred K. Lewis II of Fredericktown; her grandchildren, Vincent Dalrymple and Darcy Dalrymple, both of Fredericktown; and a great-grandson, Gabriel Dalrymple.
Her husband of 55 years, Fred K. Lewis, preceded her in death in 1997. Also deceased are her parents; her brother, Richard Pugh; and her two sisters, Elsie Wallace and Pauline Reed.
A service celebrating the life of Florence Lewis will be Saturday, April 26, at 11 a.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon with the Rev. Mark Wildermuth officiating. Burial will be in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050; or Fredericktown First Presbyterian Church, 17 S. Main St., Fredericktown, OH 43019. To send an online condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.