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Graduated from Ava High School in 1930. Floralee Hadley passed away March 18, 2006 at the Willow Care Nursing Home in Willow Springs. She was 94 years old.
Floralee was born Nov. 20, 1911 in West Plains, the daughter of Lewis Michael Stecker and Mary Catherine Brumbaugh Stecker.
The family moved to the Ava area where she grew up and graduated from Ava High School in 1930. It was noted in her high school yearbook, that she was “conscientious, exacting, and sincere”, and that aptly fits her character throughout her life.
While working at Curtis-Wright Aircraft in St. Louis she met her future husband, Alva Ward Hadley. They were married on Sept. 4, 1943 in St. Louis. To this union one daughter, Candice, was born.
Floralee was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She lived her life being conscientious and sincere like she was described by her classmates.
She leaves behind her grandson, Jason Rudolph of Alabama, a great-grandson Steven Rudolph and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alva; her daughter Candice Rudolph Hadley; her grandson Wayne Rudolph; and her sisters, Esther Northrup, Mary Moritz, Luella Thompson, Vernice Stecker Williamson, Ruby Stecker, and a brother John Stecker.
Graveside services for Floralee Hadley were held on March 22 at 11 a.m. in the Ava Cemetery with visitation from 9:30 a.m. until service time at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Ava.