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Official Obituary of

Ellen Marie Flora

July 6, 1965 ~ March 21, 2024 (age 58) 58 Years Old

Ellen Flora Obituary

In the verdant realms of Kalamazoo, upon the sixth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred sixty-five, the world was graced with the birth of Ellen Marie Flora, a maiden of such virtue and mirth that her presence was as a beacon of light unto those who knew her. Alas, on the twenty-first of March in the year two thousand twenty-four, in the quiet town of Otsego, the strings of her life's lute did cease to play, and she was called to join the eternal choir, leaving behind the mortal coil due to the grievous malady of liver failure. 

In the tapestry of her life, Ellen wove threads of joy and compassion with every soul she encountered. Her brother, Michael Warner, and sister, Sarah Davis, did find in her not just a sibling, but a guiding star, as she aided in their nurturing with a love most profound. Her mother, Charlene Green, bore witness to Ellen's unwavering strength and tender care, which continued to blossom as she became a beacon of motherhood to her beloved son, Clayton Cook. Her niece, Sarah Payne, and great-niece, Sejla Mae, have been left a legacy of laughter and kindness that shall echo through the ages. 

The halls of Caledonia High did once echo with her youthful exuberance, and it was there she gleaned the knowledge that would serve her in all her days. Yet, her finest role was that of a mother, a title she cherished above all others. With love unmeasured, she guided her kin and kindred spirits, her brother and sister, through the tempests of life with grace that was the envy of the Heavens. 

Ellen's heart, vast as the boundless sea, harbored a profound adoration for the sweet harmonies of her late husband's guitar, a melody that lingered in her soul long after his own departure from this earthly stage. Her days were filled with the pursuit of antiquities, each piece a whisper of yesteryear that she held dear, and the thrill of the chase through marketplaces and shops, seeking treasures untold. 

A friend to all creatures great and small, Ellen's compassion knew no bounds. The beasts of the field and the birds of the air found in her kindred spirit, a protector whose heart was as a sanctuary for the voiceless and the vulnerable. Her spirit, bright and indomitable, will be remembered for the laughter it inspired, a mirth as infectious as the bubonic plague, yet far more welcome in its visitation. 

Even as the shadow of illness crept upon her, Ellen's wit remained as sharp as a rapier, her humor a comforting balm in the face of adversity. The cruel twist of fate that took her beloved Kelly Flora from this world did cast a somber hue upon her days, and it was in the wake of his parting that she battled the unseen foe within her own flesh. Yet, even as her body faltered, her spirit soured, a testament to the enduring power of love and the indomitable will of the human soul. 

Let it be known that the story of Ellen Marie Flora is not one of sorrow, but of a life resplendent with love, laughter, and the quiet nobility of the everywoman. Though her physical form has departed from our midst, her legacy endures in the hearts of those she touched, a perpetual flame that no darkness can extinguish. 

Weep not for her, for she hath found peace in the Elysian fields, reunited with her consort and the many who have gone before. Instead, let us raise our voices in celebration of the life well lived, a journey completed, and a rest well earned. Ellen Marie Flora, thou art gone from this world, but thou shalt never be forgotten. 

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