Florence I. (McPhilimy) Bothell, ‘Flossie,’ of Creekside, went to be with our Lord on Wednesday, February 9, 2022.
Daughter of Frank and Isabel (Cunningham) McPhilimy, she was born on April 8, 1931 in Indiana, PA. Flossie was a 1949 graduate of Indiana High School and a 1952 graduate of the Indiana Hospital School of Nursing. She worked as a registered nurse at Indiana Hospital before devoting her life to her family. She returned to nursing in 1980, working at Indian Haven until her retirement.
In 1960, she married the love of her life, Donald Bothell, and they enjoyed 62 years together, lovingly raising four children, ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Flossie’s greatest joy in life was time spent with family, enjoying renewed wonder in life and faith with each new generation.
Flossie’s love of family extended to her church family of Plum Creek Presbyterian Church, in Willet, PA, where she was a long-time member. She was involved in many aspects of the church’s life over the years, teaching Sunday School, singing in the choir and organizing Christmas Eve services. Her faith and her family brought her joy and strength throughout her life.
Flossie is survived by her husband, her four children, Missy and her husband Dennis Duttry of Reynoldsville; Julie and her husband Les Yeomans of Creekside; Laurie and her husband Bill Brogan of Port Matilda; and Bill and his wife Tammy of Creekside; nine grandchildren, Tyler and Lauren Duttry; Katie and her husband John Proch; Krissy and her husband Gino Colella; Levi Yeomans and his wife Alexis; Erin and Joe Brogan; Zack and Jake Bothell; three great grandchildren, Isabel and Paul Proch, and Lily Yeomans; sister Lorraine White, brother Dan McPhilimy, sister-in-law Betty McPhilimy, brother-law and sister-in-law Bill and Joan Bothell, and numerous beloved nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents, mother-in-law Verna Bothell, brother Bob McPhilimy, brother-in-law Malvin “Bud” White and beloved grandson Benjamin Bothell.
A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on June 5, 2022 at the Plum Creek Presbyterian Church with Pastor Travis Trimble, officiating.
Flossie’s family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of the Communities at Indian Haven for the loving care they gave her, and to Shirley, a special roommate and valued friend.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly suggests donations be made in memory of Flossie to the Special Olympics or the American Cancer Society.
Flossie will be remembered as a most loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother to her family and a loyal friend to so many. Her family hopes to live up to her legacy of hope, faith and love.
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