Florence Emma Kendall Peery, 91, of Thorntown, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2020 at her daughter’s home in Syracuse, Indiana. She was born September 5, 1928 in Crawfordsville, Indiana, the daughter of the late Dwight B. and Zora (Smith) Kendall.
She graduated from Thorntown High School in 1946 and Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, in 1950.
On September 12, 1948, she was married to Lawrence Peery at Sugar Plain Friends Meeting (Quaker) in Thorntown. He preceded her in death in 1994. To this union was born, Lynn Peery Mills (Stephen T. Mills) of Camby, Indiana, Alan Kendall Peery (Nina Kistler Peery) of Syracuse, Indiana, Robin Peery Haag (the late David P. Haag) of Syracuse, Indiana, and Vivian Peery Hurst (Paris J. Hurst) of Xenia, Ohio.
Florence Emma taught elementary school in both Martinsville, Ohio and Thorntown, Indiana. In addition to teaching, she directed camps for elementary school-aged children at Quaker Haven Camp in Syracuse. After she retired from teaching, Florence Emma was involved with a Quaker school in Belize, spending a few months at a time there assessing community needs and teaching students.
Florence Emma is survived by her four children and their spouses, eight grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, and her brother and sister-in-law, Keith and Judy Darnell Kendall of Richmond, Indiana.
Private Burial of Ashes will take place at Sugar Plain Cemetery in Thorntown, Indiana.
Memorial Services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Sugar Plain Friends Church in Thorntown, Indiana. Visitation is planned from 1:30 p.m. until the time of service on Saturday at the church.
Myers and Hunt Mortuary and Boone County Crematory have been entrusted with her care.
Memorials may be directed to any of the following: The Caring Center, 1230 Ransdell Court, Lebanon, IN 46052; the Sugar Creek Art Center, 127 South Pearl Street, Thorntown, IN 46071; Friends United Meeting for the Friends School in Belize, 101 Quaker Hill Drive, Richmond, IN 47374; or Right Sharing of World Resources, 101 Quaker Hill Drive, Richmond, IN 47374.