Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

January 4, 2013

Maude Flowers


Daily Iowegian

CENTERVILLE — Maude Flowers, 91, of Centerville, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 at her home.

Maude was born to William and Mahala (Moon) Stogdill in Monterey. She received her education from Moulton High School, graduating in 1941.

Maude married Raymond Flowers Nov. 27, 1941 in Lancaster, Mo. She owned and operated the Fashion Shop on the Centerville square until retirement in 1991. Maude was a member of the Centerville Eastern Star Chapter No. 239. She enjoyed cooking, bird watching and embroidering.

Maude is survived by her daughter, Sue Irelan of Centerville; three grandchildren, Amy Irelan of Des Moines, Jill Ray (Jamie) of Boonville, Mo. and Eddie Irelan (Jenny) of Higginsville, Mo.; 10 great-grandchildren, Tyler DeVore, Tanner Cole (Amber), Katie Sue Cole, Kyle Walter, Rylan and Mason Warnick, Josie and Taylor Ray, Reagan and Piper; three great-great grandchildren, Kayden and Keaton DeVore and Makenna Cole. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Maude was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Flowers on April 3, 2007; two brothers, Ralph Stogdill and Mike Stogdill; and two sisters, Marie Benac and Paulyne Lanscak.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at Thomas Funeral Home with the Rev. Carl Heien officiating. Visitation will be all day Friday with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at Thomas Funeral Home. Interment will be in Sunset View Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to the family which will be designated at a later date. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Thomas Funeral Home, 23548 Highway 5, P.O. Box 125, Centerville, Iowa 52544.

Condolences and video may be shared at www.thomasfh.com.