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Barbara Jeanne Flory

November 19, 1932 — July 14, 2023

Topeka

Barbara Jeanne Flory, 90, of Topeka, passed away Friday, July 14, 2023, at her home.

She was born November 19, 1932, in Atchison, Kansas, the daughter of Henry C. Gellings and Anna M. Gellings.

Barbara grew up in Atchison and graduated from Mount St. Scholastica, an all-girls Catholic school.

Barbara retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company after 25 years of service. She later worked 10 years during legislative sessions for the State of Kansas.

Barbara married James Flory Jr., on June 28, 1958, at Most Pure Heart of Mary in Topeka. He survives.

Other survivors include three children, James (Jennifer) Flory III, Todd (Nancy) Flory, and Sheila Flory; and two grandchildren, Harry Flory and Ryan Flory.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Albert Gellings and Edward Gellings.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 26, 2023, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm for a memorial visitation at Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home. A rosary will be prayed at 6:30pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Barbara’s name to the American Cancer Society or Maur Hill-Mount Academy School, sent in care of Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, 800 SW 6th Ave. Topeka, KS 66603.

 

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Memorial Visitation

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Brennan Mathena Funeral Home

800 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66603

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Rosary

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

6:30 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Brennan Mathena Funeral Home

800 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66603

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