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Florence Kreyl

Florence Kreyl, 95, passed away peacefully on April 12th 2024 in Farmington, Connecticut. She was born on  November 1, 1928 in West Plains, Missouri to the late Robert Stewart Mahan and Violet Oval (Davis ) Mahan. 

Florence grew up in Stillwater, Oklahoma, which she always attributed her good health and  longevity.

She met her husband, Albert Kreyl in her freshman year at Oklahoma A & M College (now Oklahoma State University) . They were married on January 27th 1951 and had 70 wonderful years together until Albert died in February 2021.

Florence was the first female to graduate from Oklahoma A & M with a Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Engineering degree. 

After graduation Florence and Albert moved to Queens, New York. They also lived in Westbury, Long Island, followed by 40 years in Livonia, NY. 

Florence is survived by her children Eric (Barb) Kreyl Chambersburg PA, Beverly (Joe) Ostroski Cromwell CT, Theresa (Alan) Nason of Holland MA and Thomas (Jennifer) Kreyl of Auburndale FL. She had 5 grandchildren Lori (Kevin), Karen (Dustin), Jenny (Ben), Kenny (Dana) and Dave.  She had 8 great grandchildren: Caleb, Olivia, Eloise, Brant, Iris, Alan, Cameron and Kenny.

Over the years Florence had many hobbies and passions. She enjoyed tennis, biking, hiking, painting, cooking, gardening and quilting. She would design and hand sew all her quilts. Florence had a greenhouse at her home in Livonia with 97 orchids and knew the name of each plant. Childhood memories include the smell of homemade bread cooking in the oven and fighting over the last drop of fresh tomato juice made from her garden.

After her children were raised, Florence worked for the State of New York until retirement.

Florence spent her life caring for her husband and family and she will be dearly missed by all.

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Florence you are now united with Albert in heaven for eternity. It’s where we all want to be someday. Please pray for us because the world is not in a good place.

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