Flossie Mae Brinley, 96
Flossie Mae Brinley (August 19, 2013)
Flossie was born on Aug. 8, 1917, to William and Lucinda Alice (Mikesell) Richhardt.
On Nov. 20, 1937, she married Howard P. Brinley in Auburn, Ind. Flossie graduated from Clayton High School in 1935 as valedictorian of her class. She went on to college and taught school in her earlier years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard; sister, Elizabeth; brother, Arthur; and grandson, Charles Foster Jr.
Flossie is survived by her daughter, Alice Foster-Traylor, of Boyne City; son, Charles (Kay) Brinley, of Addison, Mich.; grandchildren, Kimberly (Mitch) Matthew, Jeffrey (Tari) Brinley and Michael Brinley; great-grandchildren, Travis (Katie) Cole, Jessie (Jay) Denison, Zachary and Danielle Matthew, Cassie (Jerred) Dill and Gavin Brinley.
Flossie was a life member of Evangeline Chapter OES 95 of Boyne City/Charlevoix 95 and was a member of the Presbyterian faith for many years. She was a hospice volunteer when it was organized in Charlevoix in 1983, and a member of Northern Grand Folks Retirees Camping Association of which she was secretary.
Flossie was secretary at Lenawee Electric in Adrian before moving to Boyne Falls. She also worked as secretary for Boyne Falls Schools and librarian at the Boyne City Schools and secretary at the Boyne City Presbyterian Church for the Rev. Milton Walls Jr.
Flossie liked to hunt, fish, camp, garden, mushroom, knit, sew and spend time with family.
Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today, Monday, Aug. 19, at Stackus Funeral Home in Boyne City.
The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, with visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of service, at the funeral home. Service will begin with the Eastern Star and the Rev. George Ayoub, chaplin of the Masonic Pathways, officiating.
Memorial donations may be directed to Charlevoix Chapter 95 Order of the Eastern Stars or the Masonic Pathways, 1200 Wright Ave., Alma, MI 48801; or Alice Foster-Traylor, P.O. Box 383 Boyne City, MI 49712.
Family and friends wishing to share a thought or memory are encouraged to do so online at www.stonefuneralhomeinc.com.