Flora Pearl Keen Hemingway, daughter of William Granville Keen and Constance Baker Keen, died October 5, 2004, at the Heritage Nursing Center in Kennett.
Mrs. Hemingway was born July 19, 1914, in Senath, Mo., and married Glenn Thomas Hemingway on December 24, 1935. Mr. Hemingway preceded her in death 1966. They spent their early years together in Senath and Kennett and moved to Hornersville, Mo. in 1943. In 1969, Mrs. Hemingway moved to Santa Barbara, Calif., and returned to Hornersville in 2002.
Flora Hemingway was a graduate of Senath High School and studied Library Science at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She served as a librarian in the Dunklin County system in the late 1960's. In California, she was a Silver Department manager and later Assistant Buyer for the Robinson Department Store Company.
As an active member of the order of Eastern Star (OES), Flora Hemingway served in all Hornersville chapter functions and was a frequent representative to the Missouri OES Grand Chapter, in St. Louis, Mo., ending her service as District Grand Deputy in the early 1960's. She was also a member of the Women's Club of Santa Barbara, Calif.
Mrs. Hemingway was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hornersville.
Flora Hemingway was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn T. Hemingway and by four sisters, Annie Keen, Kate Heritage, Callie Mae Miller and Elizabeth Wilson and by three brothers, Dewey Keen, Martin Keen and J.B. Keen.
Two sons survive her: Dr. Glenn Hemingway, of Santa Barbara, Calif. and his wife, Marla; and Joe Hemingway, of Hornersville, Mo. and his wife, Margi. Her two granddaughters, Dr. Julie Hemingway, of Santa Barbara and Nancy Hemingway, of San Clemente, Calif., and her two-year-old great-granddaughter, Torri Ann McMullin, of Santa Barbara.
Interment will be private at the Hornersville Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at the Hornersville First Baptist Church at 2 p.m., Saturday, October 23.
A host of loving nieces, nephews and friends survive to enjoy her memory.