The Washington Times-Herald

March 1, 2013

Flossie Dant

Washington Times Herald


LOOGOOTEE — Florence A. “Flossie” Dant, 92, died at 7:47 p.m. Thursday at her home.

Born in Daviess County, she was the daughter of Lawrence Granville and Florence (Doyle) Matthews.

She married Lawrence K. Dant on Oct. 4, 1941, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 26, 1998.

A 1938 graduate of Montgomery High School, she was a member of St. John Catholic Church and had worked at the former Arrow Cafe and Dant Insurance Agency and Tax Preparation.

Flossie loved talking on her cell phone and texting her family and friends. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, hummingbirds, flowers, cooking, embroidery, and she was an avid reader.

She is survived by three daughters, Margaret and husband Roy Pielemeir of Loogootee; Mary Alice and husband Ken Matthews of Greenwood; Denise and her late husband Charlie Lannan of Loogootee; seven sons, James L. “Jim” and wife Cindy Dant of Chicopee, Mass.; Lawrence “Pat” Dant of Loogootee; John W. and wife Nancy Dant of Loogootee; Francis “Frank” and wife Bonnie Dant of Loogootee; Michael “Mike” and wife Ellen Dant of Loogootee; Anthony J. and wife Aundie Dant of Loogootee; and Timothy D. and wife Tina Dant of Loogootee; two sisters, Isabelle Gates Bradley of Vincennes, and Sarah Matthews of Washington; a brother, Joseph T. “Mike” Matthews of Greensboro, N.C., 31 grandchildren; 42 great grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; four brothers, Ben, Patrick, Lawrence and Julian Matthews; three sisters, Hilda Day, Alberta Porter and Imogene Kent; a son-in-law, Charlie Lannan; and two great grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. John Catholic Church in Loogootee. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation is from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Brocksmith-Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee.

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