December 29th, 1934 - April 4th, 2019
Flavia Y. House, age 84 of New Miami, passed into the presence of Jesus on Thursday, April 4, 2019, surrounded by friends and family. Flavia was born in Dayton, Ohio on December 29, 1934 to Fred M. Hope and Emma Turner Hope. She is preceded in death by her husband Kenneth House, nephew Fred House, grandsons Chris and Aaron Jones, and sisters Giula House and Zenobia Couchot.
Flavia is survived by her children Diana M. (Shane) Gabbard, Kenneth E. House, Robin E. (Janet) House and the nieces and nephews she cared for after the death of her sister and brother-in-law Giula and Vernon House:
Carol (Tim) Sheets, Marie (Larry) Fox, Vernon (Patti) House, Roger (Theresa) Creech, and David (Teri) House.
Flavia also had 6 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, one great great grandchild, and many special nieces, nephews, and friends.
Flavia graduated from Northridge High School in 1952, where she played french horn in the marching band and cello in the orchestra. She graduated from Sinclair Community College and worked as a secretary at Grace Methodist Church in Dayton. She was a secretary at Van Buren Elementary School in Hamilton from 1962 to 1967 and worked in shipping at Southwestern Ohio Steel (S.O.S) beginning in 1974, and then worked in H.R. (covering health insurance) until she retired.
Flavia was a long time member of the New Miami Wesleyan Church and served in many capacities over the years including treasurer, Sunday school teacher, and choir member.
Flavia will be remembered for her mischievous sense of humor, her love of good company and her generosity and compassion towards everyone.
Most of all she will be remembered for her love and trust in Jesus.
The family is asking that in lieu of flowers, contributions be sent to the New Miami Wesleyan Church, 67 Elliott Ave. New Miami, Ohio 45011, C/O Pastor Roger Shaw to help with the church's parking lot replacement project.
Debby Fox McKown
|Flavia was my 2nd cousin. I have fond memories of visiting her Ohio Home in 1965. I grew up knowing the love and kindness she bestowed on her nieces and nephews by providing a loving home for them and raising them as her own along with her own children. Her story has been told many times throughout the years and throughout the family. I truly hope she knows how highly we thought of her and loved her!|
Deirdre House Merz
|You will forever be in my heart and the hearts of my brothers and sisters. You were like a second mother to all of us. I will always remember the special times we spent with you, Uncle Kenny and all our cousins. We had so much fun camping, swimming at Hueston Lake and enjoying the carnival games you made for us. Praise God, someday I'll meet you on the other side. Love you always.|
|My thoughts and prayers are with you, so sorry for your loss|
Karla M Foley
|Robin, I am sorry for the loss of your Mom. Michelle and your brothers and sisters, I'm sorry for the loss of your Grandma.|
Lloyd (Bud) & Shirley Turner
|We are so sorry to hear about Flavia's death. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time.|
Mary Lee Moore Cigelske
|God be with all our family, in Ohio. We loved Cousin Flavia and love all our family there. Our hearts are with you.|
|Flavia worked with my husband, Terry Zeller, at SOS. She was a special lady and we considered her a dear friend. My prayers are with all the family during this sad time.|
|My heart and prayers go out to you and the family and friends of this beautiful Mother.|
|We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.|
|Love you Flavia thanks for loving and caring for us all...|
|Love you Flavia thanks for loving and caring for us all|
|Robin and John, So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you both. May God wrap His loving arms around you during this time! Love to you both! ((((HUGS))))|
Tony & Teresa Gassert
|Flavia you were always what a person should strive to be. Genuine and compassion come to mind when i think of you. Always having time to visit or bring a smile to our faces. Yourself and "Uncle" Kenny were like family to the Gasserts and God has taken a true Angel home...My heart goes out to your family...Please rest in heavenly peace.|