OBITUARY

Flora M. Kles

October 18, 1931June 23, 2021
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Flora Kles, age 89, went to be with her Lord Wednesday, June 23, 2021. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 65 years, Walter Kles; children Fran (Steven) Howard; grandchildren Ryan (Michelle) McBride, Travis Howard; great-granddaughter Maci Kay; many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Flora was born in Costa Rica. She loved people and always welcomed everyone to her home so she could cook Costa Rican meals. Flora was a two-time cancer survivor. She was the youngest of 11 siblings.

Memorial Mass will be held 1 p.m. Friday, July 9, 2021 at St. Therese Catholic Church, 128 Cedar St., with one hour of visitation prior to service. In honor of Flora, contributions may be made to St. Therese Catholic Church. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at www.kubiakcookwayland.com.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, July 9, 2021

  • Memorial Mass

    Friday, July 9, 2021

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Fran Howard

July 11, 2021

Fran Howard

July 11, 2021

I want to thank everyone that took time out of their busy schedules and busy lives to come to my moms service on Friday. From close family to high school friends and close friends of both of my parents. It meant so much to me and my dad.
Even though my dad doesn’t say much anymore he does know who came and he does remember.
It touched all of our hearts💕.

THANK YOU WITH ALL OUR HEART.
We love you all💙

Sheldon Kles

July 10, 2021

Aunt Flora was a beautiful,witty,giving, and loving person . She was very proud of Fran and Steve. Her grandchildren and great grandchild were very special to her . She always had a big smile on her face when she spoke of them . One of the many memories was of the clippings of flowers she gave us . They are as beautiful as she was . Her blessings and warm hugs made all of us feel very loved . She was a very special person . We will miss her.

Keri Poi

July 10, 2021

Dear Uncle Walt, Fran, Steve and family
So sorry for your loss. We will miss Aunt Flora and her wonderful smile, charm and humor. I always looked forward to Uncle Walt and Aunt Flora’s visits at my parent’s house as kids because she brought a wonderful energy with her to any gatherings. She taught us happy birthday in Spanish and I still remain surprised not everyone in the world knows it. Of course she would always sneak us some money and tell us our future based on the palm of our hands.

I know she will be looking down upon us, keeping us safe as a guardian angel and adding some humor and laughter into our lives.

Florcita Barahona

July 9, 2021

My name is Florcita and Flora was my beautiful aunt ,she was very kind and a loving person ,she always was caring about all the family. Im going to missed her a lot. I love her with all my heart. Kisses and hugs up to Heaven...

Andrea Barahona

July 6, 2021

I lost grandmother at a very young age.. abuelita Flor was her sister. Flor stepped up without skipping a beat and became my grandma. She would send me gifts every Christmas.. I still have a ring she gave me about 25 years ago and would come visit us as often as she could.. I loved/love her so much and will never forget what she did for us. Love you abuelita qué descanse en paz que Dios me la bendiga❤️

Tracie Schepers

July 1, 2021

To Uncle Walt, Fran Steve and family,
I have so many memories of this little but huge loving hearted lady. She's the one that gave me the desire to love the Spanish language and travel to see other countries. She was always dressed to be beautiful and bold! She would always share a something she baked, or sneak a extra few bucks if it was your birthday. I think my favorite memory of her is when she would read our hand lines. It would always involve a story. She may have been small but she was mighty!
She was always faithful to God and made sure we had an extra prayer to guide us! I know she is in Heaven rejoicing in his glory and looking over you all. She will be missed . My heart , thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Love to all. Tracie

Travis Howard

June 30, 2021

Flora, or Tita to me, was my grandma for 30 years. There are too many story’s and memories about her to share, so I will share the best things I loved about her. From my earliest memories until the day she died, she was the same loving, sweet, caring, selfless grandma who instilled faith into me and anyone who would listen. Her small petite frame and Spanish accent led many to underestimate her but she was very bright and witty, always leaving me laughing. She always cared more about what was new in my life than talking about herself. She was a selfless and caring grandma to me and I will always love her.

Michelle McBride

June 29, 2021

Tita was the sweetest, most caring grandmother. I loved when her and Papa would call on Sundays and ask how our week was. She would always want to talk to me too and made me feel so special. I always looked forward to seeing her and hearing her stories about Ryan and Travis. She was full of wit for being so tiny. I loved when we would all get together and have a formal family dinner and she would sneak the dogs food under the table. She will be deeply missed. I feel so blessed to have been able to called her family.

Ryan McBride

June 29, 2021

To the most loving Grandmother anyone could ask for:

Thank you for the endless snacks and home baked cookies growing up. Thank you for the park memories and putt-putt golf adventures. Thank you for sneaking $20s into me and Trav's pockets for the past 33yrs. Thank you for the prayers and blessings. Thank you for all my birthday cards and love given by you all my life. I know your hanging out in heaven watching over us and Thank you for being our #1 fan.

Until next time...
We love you Tita!

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