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Florence Sites
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Florence Winifred (Flood) Sites, 88, died at her home with her children at her bedside on Thursday, June 4.
She was born on May 2, 1921 in Crawfordsville, Indiana, the daughter of Carey S. Flood and Nellie May (Footitt) Flood. She graduated from Farmland High School in 1939 and was married on June 7, 1941 to Phillip Franklin Sites. They lived in Farmland, IN until January 1959.
Mrs. Sites was active in the Psi Iot Xi Sorority and an active member of the Farmland Congregational Christian Church. She was an avid music lover, playing the piano and the organ. She also sang as part of a trio that performed throughout central Indiana. She was a member of the bridge club that was formed in high school and later became the calendar girls of Randolph County. These women posed for a calendar, a la the movie “Calendar Girls,” to try and save the Winchester courthouse, a historical piece of their community.
In January of 1959, she and her family moved to Livermore, where she started a preschool along with a close friend, Vera Beckham. Both she and her late husband were very active and long time members of The Asbury Methodist Church in Livermore. In 2005, a recent widow, she moved to Oakdale to be with her daughter and son-in-law. In Oakdale she sang with the choir at the senior center for a short time and was a member of the Community United Methodist Church where she helped start an afternoon ladies group.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Ron and Peggy A. (Sites) Ragle of Oakdale; son and daughter-in-law, Perry and Lisa Sites of Yucaipa; grandson, Eddie Ragle and wife Laura of Waterford; granddaughter, Chelsea (Sites) Howell and her husband Dan of Redondo Beach; two great grandchildren, Warren and Wendy Ragle of Waterford; and several nieces and nephews in Indiana, Illinois, California and Colorado.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, sister and husband of 62-and-a-half years, Phillip F. Sites.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, June 11 at 4 p.m. with a dinner to follow at the Asbury United Methodist Church, 4743 East Ave., Livermore.
Memorial remembrances may be sent to Community Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, CA 95356-0259; or to Asbury United Methodist Church (Fellowship building fund), 4743 East Ave., Livermore, CA 94550; or a charity of your choice.
The Oakdale (Calif.) Leader
June 10, 2009