Flora Mattie Crain, 79, of Indianapolis, IN passed away August 29th, 2022, surrounded by her family.
Flora was preceded in death by both of her parents, Harrison and Viola Eldridge. Also preceding her in death are both her husband’s Boyd Price (1996) and Stanley Crain (2021), three of her siblings Reba Eldridge, Ruth Schick and William Max Eldridge, her grandson Joshua Matthew Creel (2017) and stepdaughter Sarah O’Callahan (2021).
She is survived by her two brothers, Herbert Eldridge (Tomris Eldridge) and Jim Eldridge (Barbara). She leaves behind her only daughter Teresa Creel (John) and stepchildren Steven Crain (Daisy) and Sean Crain (Kanti). Also surviving her are eleven grandchildren, John Michael Creel (Melissa), Megan Garcia (Jordan), Morgan Robledo-Cruz (Salvador) and James Creel, Sasha and Skylar Crain, Zahara Crain, Mercedes O’Callahan, Michael O’Callahan and James O’Callahan. She leaves two great-grandchildren Sofia and Elias Robledo-Creel.
For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself. For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s. For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.
Romans 14: 7-9
Flora graduated from Danville High School in 1961, working since the age of 13, she spent the majority of her career working at Harrison & Moberly as their receptionist. She worked there for 45 years before retiring in 2019. Although retired she continued on at Kohl’s until making a big move from Indianapolis, IN to Connersville, IN to be closer to her daughter and grandchildren. She particularly enjoyed getting to see ‘her babies’, Sofia and Elias.
While Flora was not your typical snuggly mother and grandmother, her love language was gift giving. Whether it was buying you gas, breakfast, small gifts just because, toys and clothing for ‘her babies’, she was always eager to swipe her card before you. Her adult grandchildren made a game out of beating her to the check whenever going out for a meal with her. Flora was always willing to lend an ear to anyone who needed it and not shy to be honest with you when necessary. Although, there were times you knew when she was not completely listening by responding with a “that’s cool!” Most evenings you could find her watching reruns of NCIS, M.A.S.H. or the Hallmark channel. Flora and her late husband Stan enjoyed going to Middlesbrough, KY twice a year to have time to themselves and for family get togethers with her side of the family. The last few months of Flora’s life she spent surrounded by her family on a regular basis, going shopping and enjoying retirement. She will be deeply missed by those that were closest to her.