March 06, 1921 - November 28, 2021
Florence Casson Eyerly, 100, died Sunday, November 28, 2021 at the Lakeview Methodist Healthcare Center in Fairmont, Minnesota. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 6, 2021 at the Loess Hills Funeral Home in Carson with Rev. Mike Stevens officiating. Burial will be in the Carson Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be held one hour prior to the funeral starting at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home.
Florence Irene Casson was born Sunday, March 6, 1921, at her parents' home west of Macedonia, Iowa, the only child of Charles Thomas and Zelda Irene Wells Casson. She received her elementary education in the Macedonia public school, transferring to the Carson public school in 1934 when her parents moved to the farm home between Carson and Oakland. After graduation from Carson High School in 1939, Florence attended Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. There she met Elwyn Howell ("Bill") Eyerly. The couple was married July 28, 1941. Together, they taught in several Iowa communities. (Florence eventually completed her B. A. degree at Drake University in Des Moines.) Shortly after their marriage, Elwyn enlisted in the U.S. Army Coast Guard Artillery. Following his military service, they resumed teaching. The family moved to Carson, Iowa, in 1956. The couple enjoyed winters in Arizona for many years as well as other travels. Through the years, Mrs. Eyerly was a member of the Carson Methodist Church, Wheeler Grove Church, the Republican Women's Club, the 20th Century Club, the Women's Civic Club, the American Legion Auxiliary, and the Retired Teachers Association. In 2017, Mrs. Eyerly became a resident of Oakland Heights in Oakland, Iowa. In August of 2021 she moved to Fairmont, Minnesota, and resided at Woodland Manor, the Assisted Living residence at Lakeview Methodist Healthcare Center.
Florence died at the Lakeview Methodist Healthcare Center on Sunday, November 28, 2021, at the age of 100 years, 8 months, 22 days. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Casson, and her husband, Elwyn, on April 21, 1992.
Survivors include her three sons; Charles (Margie) of rural Carson, Iowa; Richard (Kathy) of Fairmont, Minnesota; John (Liisa) of Cornucopia, Wisconsin; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and other relatives and friends.
+ Blessed be the Memory of Florence Casson Eyerly +