Elwyn Leland "Lee" Flor, 83, Monday, July 28, 2014

Elwyn Leland "Lee" Flor, 83, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

Lee was born Feb. 6, 1931, at Akron, Ohio, son of Dewey M. Flor and Gladys Underwood Flor. He and Joan Schubert were married Jan. 30, 1960.

Lee served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War as a combat crew member. He was an airborne radio operator with the 61st Squadron of the 314th Troop Carrier Wing. He was awarded the Air Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, Air Crew Member Wings and the Korean Service Medal. After his service he graduated from Butler University in Indianapolis.

Lee was a reporter for the Indianapolis Times and the Washington, D.C. Evening Star. In 1976, he and his family moved to Marble Hill, Missouri, becoming owners and editors of the Banner Press newspaper there. In 1994 that newspaper was sold to Gary Rust Communications. After retirement, Lee volunteered at the Missouri Veterans Home. He retained his interest in local and national affairs and his love of history. He was a member of the Civil War Roundtable, an avid reader and enjoyed his pets.

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