Mildred 'Molly' Florke (1943-2018)

Mildred ‘Molly’ Florke, 75, of Brookville, passed away Feb. 21, 2018. She was born Feb. 10, 1943 to Marion and Ellaine (Franck) Bird. She married Roger Florke June 25, 1960.

Mildred received her degree as a certified surgical technician from Marshalltown, Iowa, retiring from Manhattan Regional Health Center, Manhattan, Kan., in 2006. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, crocheting and most of all, spending time with her family and her three dogs.

Survivors include children, Rick (Janice) Florke of Baxter Springs, Kan., Ellaine (Charles) Vopat, Ellsworth, Brian (Sharon) Florke, Brookville, LeAnn Wood, Chapman, and Danielle (Nathaniel) Fox of Wilson; sister, Margaret (Ken) Kohler, Remsen, Iowa; brother, Larry (Donna) Bird, Marcus, Iowa; 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins and her three fur babies, Fritz, Polo and Tinkerbell.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and brothers, Edward, Peter and Jerry Bird.

A memorial service is planned from 2-5 p.m. April 7, at the Brookville Community Center, Brookville.

Ryan Mortuary, Salina, is handling arrangements.

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