Betty Louise Flohr

April 13, 1927 ‒ January 23, 2019

Marion, Ohio

Betty Louise Flohr, age 91, passed away on January 23, 2019 at 3:45 AM.  Betty spent most of her life in Indiana moving to Marion, Ohio in September of 2016.

Betty was born in Grabill, Indiana on April 13, 1927 to the late Melvin Kinsel and Gertie Floretta (Ainsworth) Downing. Betty attended Harlan High School graduating in the 1945.  Furthering her education, Betty attended St. Joseph School of Nursing.

Betty was joined in marriage to Bill Dean Flohr in November of 1948; together they spent 65 years together until his passing on March 14, 2013.

Betty, a gifted care giver, worked for12 years as a nurse at St. Joseph Hospital and later started a 30 year career as a registered nurse at Riverview Hospital in Noblesville, Indiana.

Being a woman of faith, Betty and Bill spent countless hours volunteering at King of Glory Lutheran Church in Carmel, Indiana where they were founding members.

Betty will be missed by children, Michael (Melinda) Flohr of Carmel, Indiana and Joyce (Marshall) Zimmerman of Marengo, Ohio; grandson, Matthew Flohr of  Carmel, Indiana; brother, Frederick (Margaret) Downing of Grabill, Indiana; and great-niece, Sandy Radican-Shikaly.

“Lord Jesus we pray that you welcome your daughter and lifelong believer Betty Louise Flohr into your waiting arms. Our much loved wife, mother, grandmother and friend leaves this life and Heaven is richer for our loss.”

Memorial donations may be made in Betty’s honor to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve Betty Louise’s family.  Online condolences and memories may be expressed by visiting


  • Our sincere and deepest sympathy to the Flohr family on the passing of Betty. We will always remember her friendly greeting and caring welcome for so many years at King of Glory. I appreciated them much more as I visited them and assisted in their quest for a variance on their property. Betty and Bill were fine people, strong in their faith and gracious in their love and caring. Lee and I send our love.