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Obituaries

February 25, 2014

Martha B. 'Bart' Florey

VEEDERSBURG, Ind. — Martha B. “Bart” Florey, 80, formerly of Veedersburg, passed away at 7:30 p.m. EST Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at St Anthony’s Health Care in Lafayette, Ind.

She was born Sept. 22, 1933, in Stone Bluff, Ind., the daughter of Ralph E. and Gertrude (Sutton) LaBaw.

Surviving family includes a son, Ron (Jo Ann) Florey, Westerville, Ohio; a daughter, Michelle Oaks, Crawfordsville, Ind.; five grandchildren, Amber Florey, Ashlee Florey, R.G. Florey, Kolleen Horton, Evan Oaks; four great-grandchildren, Addison Urban, Ashland Killion, Kayidence Horton, Kelcee Oaks; and 10 nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Roger D. Florey; a sister, Carole “Cann” Hayman; three brothers, Gordon LaBaw, Lou LaBaw and Ray LaBaw.

Bart graduated from Veedersburg High School in the Class of 1951. She had owned and operated the Mustang Room in Veedersburg for many years. She enjoyed watching Indiana college basketball and figure skating. She also enjoyed collecting teddy bears and Snoopy. Her greatest enjoyment in life came from being with her family.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. EST Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Dickerson Funeral Home in Veedersburg. Funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 26, at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service at Osborn Prairie Cemetery near Stone Bluff, Ind. Online condolences at: www.dickersonfuneralhome.com.

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