Lura Charlyn Davis Floyd, passed away on Saturday morning, March 7, 2009 in the Linwood Village Nursing Home at the age of 87 years.

The daughter of the late Charlie Smyth Davis and Lura Gatsey Reynolds Davis, Charlyn was born on March 28, 1921 in Memphis, Texas where she graduated from Lakeview High School. After graduation, she accepted employment with Boeing Aircraft in Wichita as a riveter, supporting herself through cosmetology school. Once she received her cosmetology license, she moved to Argonia and was employed as a cosmetologist.

Charlyn was united in marriage to Elijah Wayman Floyd, Jr. on August 31, 1947 on a baseball field at the conclusion of the first Jubilee Celebration in Argonia, Kansas and the couple moved to Moline in 1949. To this union seven children, Gary, Larry, Bob, Rodger, Rita, Janice and Harold, were born.

Charlyn was a member of the First Baptist Church in Moline and Cushing, serving in numerous aspects of the church. While living in Moline, Charlyn was a member of the ABW where she had held various offices, including President, also serving as a Den Mother for many years.

In February 1996, following the death of her husband, Charlyn moved to Cushing. Upon moving to Cushing, she enjoyed spending time at the Senior Citizen Center and was a member of the Piecemakers Quilting Guild, serving as the Benevolence officer. She loved to serve on the prayer chain for the church and was one of the ladies who started the widows group within the church, providing a gathering for the widowed women who met monthly for lunch and would play cards and dominoes. Most recently she enjoyed serving on the resident council at the nursing home.

Charlyn will always be remembered for her love and devotion for the Lord. She enjoyed reading the word of God with the expectation that she could always learn something new. She loved sewing, quilting, ceramics, canning and cooking. The grandkid’s especially remember her rabbit shaped pancakes with red hots.

Her devotion was also to her family, whether as mother, grandma or great-grandma. She loved her family to be together at family reunions, holidays or anytime in general. She loved to watch sports, whether it was her kids, grandkids, great-grandkids or a game on television.

Survivors include seven children, Gary Floyd and his wife Waunita of Howard, KS, Larry Floyd and his wife Rosemary of Liberal, KS, Bob Floyd and his wife Donna of Vinita, OK, Rodger Floyd and his wife Connie of Cushing, Rita Lanning and her husband Terry of Coffeyville, Janice Lanning and her husband Rick of Liberal, KS and Harold Floyd of Vinita, OK; seventeen grandchildren; thirty-one great-grandchildren; three brothers, Don Davis, Jim Davis and C.S. Davis; four sisters, Bobbie Bowen, Merle Mitchell, Laverne Young and Jerry Barton and a host of other relatives and friends, including her special friends at Linwood Village Nursing Home.

Services will be held on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at 10:30 A.M. in the First Baptist Church with Brother Joe Williams and Reverend Kevin Clouse officiating.

Burial will be held at 3:00 P.M. in the Moline Cemetery, Moline Kansas. Following the burial, the family will gather at the First Baptist Church in Moline for refreshments to greet friends.

Casketbearers will be her grandsons, Jeremy Floyd, Jason Floyd, Eric Lanning, Elijah Lanning, Bobby Floyd, Robbie Lanning and Daniel Lanning.

Honorary Casketbearers will be her granddaughters, Laurie Saucedo, Tammy Andrews, Missy Floyd, Shiela Williams, Mandy Floyd, Annie Hess, Tera Hoggatt, Rikki Carrasco, Jamee Littlefield and April Floyd.

Memorial contributions may be made to the CRH Foundation for Breast Cancer Awareness, @ Cushing Regional Hospital, P.O. Box 1496, Cushing, OK 74023.

You may share your condolences with the Floyd family at www.davisfh.net.

Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home.

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