WARREN - Florence "Flo" Marie Leisy, 82, peacefully left this earth on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at Hospice House in Poland, after a sudden and brief illness.
She had lived at the Elms Highrise since January 2002. She was a good friend to all, and was very generous to family, friends, and charities.
Florence was born Aug. 23, 1931, in Warren, the daughter of Walter Leisy and Geraldine Ohl Leisy.
She graduated from Warren G. Harding High School in 1949. She worked at the old Sanitary Dairy on Youngstown Road for two years. She then worked at Ohio Lamp Division of General Electric for 38 years. Florence retired on Oct. 1, 1988, as an inspector. She retired early to take care of her mother.
Florence was a lifetime member of Tod Avenue United Methodist Church. She was baptized on Dec. 7, 1941.
Florence loved to watch sports on television, work puzzles, and read books. She was a big fan of the Cleveland Indians, the Cleveland Browns, Ohio State, and the Dallas Cowboys. She was also a big fan of Elvis Presley.
Having never married, the love of her life was watching her two nieces grow up. She leaves behind her nieces, Debbie Barbe of Champion and Cindy (Ray) Dressel of Liberty, and her great nieces Karen (Nathaniel) Caldwell, Kellie (Joshua) Allen, Taylor Dressel and Amber Dressel. She was a great babysitter.
She also leaves behind two sisters, Betty Leisy of Champion and Shirley McManus of Warren; a brother, Harry Leisy of Warren; and a nephew, Paul Leisy of Warren.
Florence was preceded in death by her father, who passed in 1970, her mother on Nov. 4, 1994, and a brother, James "Jim" Leisy on Sept. 21, 1989.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Carl Hall Funeral Home, where Pastor Matt Darrin will officiate, with burial to follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Florence loved dogs and owned two white poodles years ago. She more recently enjoyed visiting/babysitting her nieces' dogs - her face would light up as she played with them. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County or any charity in Florence's name.