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  • Charles W. Flory, d. June 13, 2013

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  • Charles Wayne "C.W." Flory also known by "Wayne" or "Dutch," died Thursday, June 13, 2013. He was born at Sawyer on Jan. 15, 1920 to Charles and Esther (Hull) Flory.
    Wayne was a veteran of World War II, serving in the US Army Air Forces from 1943 to 1946. Wayne was a Jeep dealer in the Medicine Lodge and Pratt area until moving in 1968 to Mesa, Ariz., where he worked in the recreational vehicle field, eventually owning his own dealership.
    Upon retirement, he and Helen moved to Lake Montezuma, Ariz., and later to Phoenix, before coming to Salina in 2006.
    Wayne was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years Helen (Ferrin) Flory in 2008.
    He is survived by daughter, Ann Johnson (Bob Nyberg) of Queen Creek, Ariz.; sons, Joe Flory of Pueblo West, Colo., Curt (Diana) Flory of San Diego, Calif., Don Flory of Albuquerque, N. M. and Mike (Phyllis) Flory of Salina; one grandson, Christopher (Morgan) Tomassian; special nephew Garry (Terry) Hess of Joplin, Mo., and numerous other nieces and nephews.
    Wayne will be remembered for his quick wit and sense of humor.
    Cremation has been chosen. There will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Salina in care of Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401.

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