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Frances May (Powell) Florine


October 17, 2019

Frances May (Powell) Florine

Frances May (Powell) Florine breathed her last on October 10, 2019 in Cherokee, Iowa. She was born May 30, 1923 in Sutherland, Iowa to Theodore and Julia (Sweeney) Powell, and lived almost all of her life in and around the community. She was baptized, had her first communion and was confirmed at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sutherland, IA. She worked as a telephone operator in Sutherland and as an employee at the Sutherland Creamery. Frances moved to Detroit, MI during WWII to work in war factories, becoming one of the "Rosie the Riveter" women who were fundamental to the war effort from...

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