Floris Pomeroy, age 79, of Collins, IA, died on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Sunnyview Care Center in Ankeny, IA.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, July 3, at 10:30 am at United Methodist Church in Collins. Floris was buried at Evergreen Cemetery in Collins.
Boeke Funeral Home of Hubbard was in charge of arrangements.
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Floris Rosalie (Pullen) Pomeroy was born on May 7, 1935 in Nevada, IA. Floris was the daughter of Kenneth Monroe and Grace Else Pullen. They farmed in the Hopeville, IA area for one year, moved to Graettinger, IA and farmed there for four years, then moved to Marathon, IA to farm. Floris attended and graduated from Marathon School.
She has a brother, Norman Michael Pullen, who is married to Carol Pullen, with children Jennifer and Glen Pullen.
She was the mother of Dale Allen; Pamela Genise; Coleen Michelle, husband Jim Caskey; Danny Michael, wife Alice Pomeroy; Doreen Angela; David Michael, wife Tasha Pomeroy; Heath Lee, wife Melissa Pomeroy. She also has twenty-one grandchildren and twenty three great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her son Dale Allen Pomeroy and parents Kenneth and Grace.
Floris was actively involved in community and church activities. She was a member of the Collins United Methodist Church.
Floris retired from Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, IA in 2000 where she worked as an Operating Room Nurse.
After Floris retired she filled her time with making quilts, afghans, cross stitch and stocking caps. Baking was another talent she had mastered; everyone knows her pies were very good. She loved her flowers and the cardinals she would feed and liked to watch.
While residing in Collins since 2008, Floris had made and gave away over 5,000 stocking caps to Indian reservations, organizations, and families she felt dearly to. She was always willing to help someone. She was a very giving person, always willing to do what she could to make someone smile. Floris was one quarter Cherokee Indian and extremely proud of that Indian heritage.
I, Dave, loved my mother dearly and know that Grandpa and Grandma are glad to have their daughter home with them in Heaven.