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Florence M. "Flo" Rashid

December 28, 1918 August 22, 2018
Florence M. "Flo" Rashid
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Obituary for Florence M. "Flo" Rashid

Lacon- Florence M. “Flo” Rashid, age 99, formerly of Peoria, IL., passed away at 5:40 AM, Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at St. Joseph Nursing Home in Lacon, IL.

Flo was born December 28, 1918 in Kewanee, IL., a daughter of Namaan and Amelia Rashid. Her parents preceded her in death, as well as her brothers, sisters and sister-in-law; Victor (Ethel), Ralph, Josephine, Alice, Alvey and Elizabeth “Billie” Rashid.

Surviving are her nephews, nieces and their spouses; Victor G. (Kathy) Rashid, Martha J. (Dennis) Schuler, and Jerry R. (Kim) Rashid, 9 great nieces and nephews and 4 great-great nieces and nephews.

Flo was a former Executive Administrative Assistant to the Vice President at First Federal Savings and Loan Association in Peoria, an Administrative Assistant at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Peoria, President of the National Secretary Association and owned “Total Secretarial Service” for 5 years at the Pere Marquette Hotel in Peoria. She was also a member of the Rashid Club of America and a former member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Peoria.

Flo and her sisters, Alvey and Billie were stars of many network shows performing as the Raye Sisters. They were on staff at the WMBD radio from 1938 to 1950 and they traveled extensively with Verle Bogue’s Big Band. They entertained the armed forces during WWII and also worked for NBC in the Merchandise Mart in Chicago during the war years. The trio sang the National Anthem at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on August 6, 1995 and performed at the “Mature Lifestyles” event at the Peoria Civic Center.

The family wishes to thank the Sisters (Daughters of St. Francis of Assisi), the hospice nurses and staff at St. Joseph Nursing Home in Lacon for their loving care of Flo.

A Funeral Mass will be 10:00 AM, Monday, August 27, 2018 at St. Philomena Catholic Church, with a one hour prior visitation. Fr. David Richardson will officiate with burial following at St. Joseph Cemetery in West Peoria.

Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Nursing Home in Lacon, IL., or St. Jude Midwest Affiliate.

Friends and family may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences to www.wrightandsalmon.com

Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

27

Aug

9:00 AM 8/27/2018 9:00:00 AM - 10:00 AM 8/27/2018 10:00:00 AM
St. Philomena Catholic Church

1000 W. Albany Ave
Peoria, IL 61604

St. Philomena Catholic Church
1000 W. Albany Ave Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Monday

27

Aug

10:00 AM 8/27/2018 10:00:00 AM
St. Philomena Catholic Church

1000 W. Albany Ave
Peoria, IL 61604

St. Philomena Catholic Church
1000 W. Albany Ave Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Joseph Cemetery Final Resting Place

2105 W. Heading Ave.
West Peoria, IL 61604

2105 W. Heading Ave. West Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Joseph Nursing Home

St. Jude Midwest Affiliate

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