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Onnie Pearl Flowers, 100, of Catawba, N.C., formerly of Mount Vernon, Ind., passed away at 9:25 a.m. Wednesday, February 20, 2013, at Abernathy Laurels Retirement Community in Newton, N.C.

Onnie was born November 1,1912, in Dixon, Ky., the daughter of Thomas and Annie (Oldham) Oakley.


Onnie and her late husband, Harold, were owners of Flowers Grocery in Oliver, Ind. She was a member of Farm Bureau Ladies Club and Posey County Home Economics Club and was a Rosie Riveter during WWII.
Onnie loved her family and enjoyed sharing stories of her life and the many changes she had witnessed in her 100 plus years. She will be greatly missed by all.

Onnie was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Harold Flowers, in 1978; and siblings, Ivy Lea Alter, Noah, Jesse and Elmer Oakley; and granddaughter, Stephanie Eagle.

She is survived by son, Gene Flowers, of Catawba, N.C.; two grandchildren, Sandy Flowers Eagle and Steven Flowers; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, February 25,2013, at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel- 5330 Washington Ave, Evansville, Ind., with the Rev. Glen Flowers and Pastor Bobby Rich officiating. Burial was in Mt. Gilead Church Cemetery in Slaughters, Ky.

Friends called from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Sunday, February 24, 2013, at Boone Funeral Home-East Chapel.