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Dorothy Jane Flarida

October 26, 1929 — July 24, 2022


Dorothy Jane (Smith) Flarida, 92, passed away July 24, 2022 at the Woodlands in Ravenna.

She was born October 26, 1929, in Nelsonville, Ohio, to Kathleen Barrows and Ralph Smith. Her stepfather was Lawrence R. Lewis.

Jane was preceded in death by her parents; her former husband, Richard Flarida; her children, Susan Strong and Darrin Flarida; and her best friend, Roger Mathers.

She is survived by brothers, Russell (Anna Mae) Barrows, Nelsonville and Larry (Kadriye) Lewis, Overland Park, KS; son, Russell (Beatrice) Flarida, Ravenna; daughter, Diana (Eric Kibler) Flarida, Atwater; son-in-law, Robert Strong, Atwater; eight grandchildren: ten great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and best friends, Chris and Bud Keys of Sarasota, FL.

The family appreciates the care provided by the staff at the Woodlands these last several weeks.

Per Jane’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Burial will be in Nelsonville, Ohio.

Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601.

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