Florence Mae Okuly

1931 - 2019

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Florence Mae Okuly, age 88, of Findlay passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at the Bridge Hospice Care Center. She was born on the family farm on March 10, 1931 to the late Ralph and Bernice (Keeleor) Stough. She married her high school sweetheart, Francis I. Okuly on June 11, 1949; they celebrated 59 years of marriage before he preceded her in death on July 5, 2008. She is survived by two children: Steve (Karen) Okuly of Findlay, and Cindy (Fred) Forman of Akron; a grandson, Ben (Melissa) Okuly; and a great-granddaughter, Mayley Okuly. A brother, Larry Stough of Henderson, NV; and two sisters: Frances (John) Constant of Muncie, IN, and Bonnie Holden of Findlay also survive. She was also preceded in death by two brothers: Ralph and Richard Stough. Flo was a graduate of Van Buren High School, where she was active in cheerleading, choir, and the school newspaper, was a member of the National Honor Society, and served as the Junior class president. One of her most cherished childhood memories was riding her father's work horses. She worked for RCA, the Findlay City Schools, and served as a bookkeeper for Findlay Equipment and other local businesses. She was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church and was a member of the Moose and Elks. She summered at Lake Erie for 30 years, where she and Oak had many close friends and cherished memories. Flo was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her infectious laugh and fun-loving spirit will be greatly missed by all who knew her. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church (Downtown) with Father Kyle Gase officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00pm on Friday, September 6, 2019 at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME. Burial will be private at a later date. Memorials can be directed to a charity of the donor's choice and online condolences can be sent by visiting coldrencrates.com.

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Friday, September 6th 2019 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

  • Funeral Service:

    Saturday, September 7th 2019 - 10:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church (Downtown) [Map]
    617 West Main Cross Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

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To : Cindy and Fred
Date :Wednesday, September 4th 2019
From : Renee Fuller Ball
Dearest Cindy,
I send you my deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved mother. She was an amazing lady and I will always remember her and her laugh. May God bring you peace in the coming days. Always, Renee

To : Steve Okuly
Date :Thursday, September 5th 2019
From : Shelby Williams
Thinking of you my friend. Prayers and condolences are with you and your family.
With love,
Shelby Williams

To : Cindy and Steve
Date :Saturday, September 7th 2019
From : Jack Jane Bender
Sorry we could see you at your mom’s celebration of her wonderful life, we are out of town. Your family has given me wonderful memory from I’ve 60 years ago that still brings a smile when I think of how wonderful your mom and was as we played together. Keeping your family in our prayers, Jack (aka Superman).

To : SteveCindy
Date :Saturday, September 7th 2019
From : Tammi Lear
Dear Steve and Cindy, I'm sending you my deepest sympathy on the loss of your wonderful Mother. It would take many pages to write of all my fond memories of growing up across the alley from you. Your Mom was always a ray of sunshine and a great friend to my Mom. I hope that all of your beautiful memories will help you through the coming days. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers. Love Tammi