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O. Floella Edington

February 21, 1924 - November 23, 2022


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    Debbie Bryant Krummreich says

    Richard And Smith family! Sorry to about Floellas death.We lived right up street from Richard and Floella on the corner. So many fond memories of those times. Mother knew Floella back in the day of tent revivals ,church revivals et
    We all were fond of Floella she had funny side to her.She loved her Lord and would always talk about him . She was very blessed we were blessed to know her.

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    Frank & Becky Crowe says

    Frank & I were blessed to have been a part of New Covenant Assembly of God in Lafayette. That’s where we enjoyed Flo’s amazing musical talent & where we were taught God’s Word from Howard, Flo’s brother. Great music & teaching! I will never forget Flo singing in Susie’s hospital room. It was very quite in the room & Flo sang out a beautiful song. Sounded like an angel singing. Peace filled the room & my heart. Thank you Flo for using your gift of music to comfort others, for your compassion, & for the love you showed to others. I’m sure you heard Jesus’ words, “Well done my good & faithful servant.” You are now singing praises in Heaven! May our Lord comfort all the grieving hearts of family & friends & give you His peace.

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O. Floella Edington, 98, of Lafayette passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2022. She was born February 21, 1924 in Sullivan, IN, to the late Rev. Jacob M. Smith and Versa (Hayden) Smith. After completing her education, Flo worked for much of her life as an LPN, retiring after 35 years of service. Flo had a passion for music and enjoyed playing piano, organ, and guitar. She was a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister who had a kind heart and enjoyed helping others whenever she could.

Flo is survived by her children; Iris Palmer Rairdan, David J. Smith, and Richard Smith, grandchildren; James Rairdan, Justin Smith, Lindsey Squires, as well as her sisters; Rosann Pallas and Francis Huff and brother, Rev. Howard E. Smith, and eleven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two granddaughters; Anita Rairdan McCoy and Andrea Rairdan.

Services for Flo will be held, Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at 2:00 pm at Tippecanoe Funeral Chapel in West Lafayette, IN. Visitation will be held from 1:00 pm until the time of service with burial to follow at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.tippecanoememorygardens.com. Tippecanoe Funeral & Cremation Services is honored to assist the family with arrangements.