Obituary for Flora I. Sayer
FLORA IRENE (GOBER) SAYER ‘Home-Going’ Party
After spending November 27-Dec. 2nd in Sunfield with family and some of her many friends, Flo flew back to Texas with daughter, Chris, & son-in-law, Gary Lubitz where she then ended her journey on earth December 10th, 2017 lifted peacefully into the waiting arms of her Heavenly Father.
Born in Madison, Mississippi on February 16, 1927 she was the oldest daughter of Allie and Ellie Gober. Her family moved to Michigan in 1939 where she graduated from Eastern High School in Lansing. Eventually she found her way to Sunfield where she met and then married Robert Merle Sayer in 1946. They were married 56 years before his death in 2002, living north of Sunfield and raising 3 children on their Eaton Hwy. farm. She was active in the local school system as a room mother, a den mother in the local cub scout program, involved in the Belles & Beaux Square Dance Club, Queen of the Sunfield Red Hatter’s, member of the Sunfield UM Church and traveled for many winter seasons with her husband to Texas before moving there to live with her daughter & son-in-law in 2012.
Flora was known by Flo or Florene to family & friends but her favorite name of all was Mom and Grandma. Flo counted her family as her greatest gift and was especially blessed by having a great great grand-daughter named after her (Flora Rose Hengesbach) and yet another named after her mother (Ellie Mae Jordan).
Flo’s goal in life was to bring a smile to people’s faces and laughter to their hearts. She did that well through her brightly colored clothes (many of which were red-white-blue standing proud for her country), many matching & sparkly hats, lots of jewelry and a great sense of humor! She drew people to herself and never met a person she didn’t like. If you were her friend, you were a friend for life! She commented often that she enjoyed a full and blessed life.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers, husband and 2 grandchildren. Surviving are her children: Chris (Gary) Lubitz, Bob (Cheryl) Sayer, Dan (Linda) Sayer, 5 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 9 great great grandchildren and sister, Iva (Don) Felker, nieces, nephews and numerous friends.
A ‘Home-Going’ Party in her honor will be held on Thursday January 4, 2018 at 11am at the Sunfield United Methodist Church. Visitation with family from 2-5pm on Wednesday January 3rd also at the Sunfield United Methodist Church, Logan Street, Sunfield, Michigan. Burial at Meadowbrook Cemetery in Mulliken.
Please visit a special page made in Honor of Flo’s Life Lived to light a candle or leave a condolence or story about her for the family at www.RosierFuneralHome.com
In memory of Flora I. Sayer, a fund is being set up to honor her, Sunfield Area Sponsors of Programs for Youth, aka SPY’S, or Sunfield United Methodist Church.
Envelopes will be available at the Church, or can be mailed to Rosier Funeral Home, PO Box 36 Sunfield, MI 48890.
The family has entrusted the Independent Family Owned Funeral Home in Sunfield: Rosier Funeral Home, to carry out there wishes in honoring a life well lived.
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