M arion Flower, age 99, passed away on April 15, 2011.
Marion was born on October 9, 1911 in Fort Ann, New York the daughter of Thomas and Belle (Gillett) Owens.
Marion attended Fort Ann schools. She was a member of Slate Valley Senior Citizens and the United Methodist Church of Granville. Marion always enjoyed Sunday dinners with friends’ She loved knitting and crocheting. For many years Marion owned and operated the Pine Grove Motel and Diner with her husband Russell Flower.
Marion is predeceased by her husbands, Vernon L. Race and Russell Flower, a son Neil Race, a grandson Richard Race, a brother Franklyn Owens and a niece. Survivors are her son Vernon O. Race and his wife Martha of Granville, her four grandchildren: Vernon M. Race and his wife Carol of Queensbury, NY, Steven J. Race and his wife Valerie of Burnsville, North Carolina, Maryann Macura and her husband Mike of Granville and Thomas Race and his wife JoAnne of Granville. Marion was also survived by eight great grandchildren and four nieces.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, April 25, 2011 at 2 PM at the Robert M King Funeral Home, 23 Church St. Granville, NY with the Rev. Robert Flower officiating. Burial will be in the Fort Ann Cemetery . Friends may call from 1 PM until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Granville Rescue Squad, POB 153, Granville.