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Florence "Flossie" L. Korb, 90

January 02, 2011
  • Florence "Flossie" L. Korb
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NOV. 2, 1920-JAN. 1, 2011


Florence "Flossie" L. Korb, of Hagerstown, Md., died Jan. 1, 2011, at Fahrney-Keedy Home & Village, following a brief illness. She had just celebrated her 90th birthday.


Born in Kingsville, Pa., on Nov. 2, 1920, Flossie was the daughter of the late Harry L. and Lillie E. Swabb Korb.


A graduate of Brookville High School, Brookville, Pa., Flossie attended the DuBois Business College in DuBois, Pa.


After moving to Hagerstown, Flossie was an employee of Fairchild Industries from 1942 until her retirement in 1987. She was then employed by Rohr Industries and retired from Rohr in April 1989. Flossie was also employed for five years as a secretary with Brewer and Lindsay Inc., a local real estate firm.


Flossie was a member of the AARP and a member of the Hagerstown Art Club, now known as the Valley Art Association. In 1990, she was made a charter member of Y-ME of Cumberland Valley, now known as Breast Cancer Awareness — Cumberland Valley.

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Having studied painting locally and at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C., Flossie’s art was included in local exhibitions, and she received several awards for her work.


Flossie was a member of Saint John’s Episcopal Church, Hagerstown, where she sang in the choir for many years.


Flossie was preceded in death by two brothers, Merle H. and John W. Korb; and her sister, Evelyn I. Lage.
Flossie is survived by one niece, Karen L. Heckman, Brookville; three nephews, John W. Korb Jr., Lakewood, Colo., David L. Lage, Renfrew, Pa., and William E. Lage, Cranberry Township, Pa.; six great-nieces; six great-nephews; great-great-nephews; cousins; and her fiance, John W. Whitmore, Hagerstown.


A funeral service will be conducted at Saint John’s Episcopal Church, 101 S. Prospect St., Hagerstown, at noon Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011. The Rev. Ann Boyd will officiate.


The family will receive friends following the service in Trimble Hall. Interment will be in Saint John’s Columbarium.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Saint John’s Episcopal Church for the Parish Choir.


Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home.

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