Florene “Flo” Marie, nee Jones, Queen, 90, of Granite City, IL; formerly of Sparta, IL; born on September 4, 1924 in Percy, IL; passed away on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City, IL.
Flo worked as a hairdresser, a Sparta Police Dispatcher for 19 years and a cashier at Wright Do-It-Center before retiring. She also owned and operated a ceramic shop for over 40 years. Flo was a 70 year member of the Steeleville Eastern Star, Charter Member of the White Shrine in Sparta, Past President of the Randolph County Ladies Democratic Club and a previous member of the Randolph County Democratic Club and Chester Hospital Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her parents – Arlie and Nellie, nee Dains, Jones. Flo had been married to Lester Queen of Cutler, IL.
She is survived by her daughter – Becky (Gary) McClure of Fairview Heights, IL. One granddaughter – Tara (Russ) Davison. One great-granddaughter – Payton Davison. One sister – Luan Briner of Granite City, IL. Nephew – Allen (Diana) Briner of Granite City, IL. Niece – Linda (Dave) Ames of Granite City, IL. And other nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation or the Kidney Foundation.
Visitation: Friends may call at the First United Methodist Church in Sparta, IL on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 from 9:00am to 11:00am.
Funeral: Services will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Sparta, IL on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 11:00am with Rev. Bud Bennett and Rev. Gary Feldman officiating.
Interment: Burial will be held in Evergreen Cemetery in Ava, IL.