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408 Front Street
Marietta, OH 45750
Phone: 740-373-1111
Fax: 740-373-1112
Florence Tackett

Florence "Flo" Lash Tackett

Wednesday, April 26th, 1933 - Monday, July 22nd, 2019
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Florence "Flo" Lash Tackett, 86, of Fleming, Ohio, died Monday, July 22, 2019 at Marietta Memorial Hospital. She was born on April 26, 1933 in Knox Township, Vinton County, Ohio, to George Urban and Bessie May Bolin Lash.

Flo received her BS in Home Economics from The Ohio State University in 1958 and her Masters in Secondary Education from Ohio University in 1976. She retired from Warren Local Schools in 1983 after 20 years as a Home Economics teacher.

Flo was a member of Veto Presbyterian Church since 1962, where she was a Sunday school teacher and served as Elder. She also was local, county and regional treasurer for Garden Clubs, a member of Barlow Bluebells, Marietta Garden Club, Washington County Retired Teachers, where she was president and state trustee, Farm Bureau Secretary, Co-founder of "Ag in the Classroom" and DKG member.

She is survived by her daughters, Linda Browne (Jeff) of Portsmouth, Ohio and Sharon Hayes (Francis) of Vincent, Ohio; grandchildren, Emma Smith (Spencer) of Columbus, Ohio, Eric Browne of Portsmouth, and Sarah Klemm of Vincent; great grandchildren, Noah, Natalie, and John Klemm and Reagan Smith; sister, Lorna Peters; and many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Kenita Venham who has been a special help to the family for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William "Bill" Sanford Tackett, whom she married on December 25, 1955; and siblings, Arthur, George and Doris.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 26, 2019 at the Barlow Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home, with Pastor Bill Dunfee officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 25th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Thursday, July 25th, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Barlow Chapel of Cawley & Peoples
    Address
    8565 St Rt. 339
    BARLOW, OH 45712
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  • Funeral Service

    Friday, July 26th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    Friday, July 26th, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    Barlow Chapel of Cawley & Peoples
    Address
    8565 St Rt. 339
    BARLOW, OH 45712
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    Officiant
    Pastor Bill Dunfee
  • Interment

    Friday, July 26th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Friday, July 26th, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Evergreen Memorial Gardens
    Address
    St. Rt. 339
    BELPRE, OH 45714
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  • Reception

    Friday, July 26th, 2019 | 2:30pm
    When
    Friday, July 26th, 2019 2:30pm
    Location
    Veto Presbyterian Church
    Address
    P.O. Box 158
    VINCENT, OH 45784
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    Will follow burial at Evergreen Cemtery

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Doug and Nancy Mercer

Posted at 10:17am
Such a special lady! Flo always put her all into everything she was affiliated with. Great memories when we ( older ) Agriculture teachers and families got together, with Flo and Bill, at the summer picnics and all the other Agr. Related functions. Our deepest sympathy to her family.
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Love, Bill & Laurie

Posted at 04:52pm
Your mom brought so many gifts to everyone's lives. What a special lady!
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Terry

Posted at 08:55am
To Linda, Sharon and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you celebrate your mother's life. Flo was a wonderful woman and an inspiring educator - both in and out of the classroom. I finally got used to calling her "Flo" ... as she was always "Mrs. T." or "Mrs. Tackett" to me! Never forget when I made my first "doughnuts" in Home Economics. They were hard as a rock... even the FFA guys couldn't eat them! Mrs. T. encouraged me to not give up and keep on trying. I used to sit with your mom and your dad at church at Veto when we attended there. We enjoyed sharing news about what was going on with our lives. So happy we were able to share in Flo's special birthday celebration as well. My father really enjoyed spending some time chatting with her. May happier memories help ease the pain of your loss. We won't be able to attend services due to prior commitments, but want you to know that we'll be thinking about you all. Hugs from Mark, Terry and Maria Nutter
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