Florence Joan (Penrod) Strain

August 4, 1930 ~ March 22, 2022 (age 91)


Florence Joan (Penrod) Strain, 91 of Indianapolis passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2022.  She was born on Monday, August 4, 1930 in Danville, Illinois to John Owen and Martha Alice (Shappell) Penrod.

She married Carthel (Billy) Elmo Strain from Arkansas in 1945.  She loved family events, cross-country trips, camping, canning, gardening, crafting, and being around people, especially babies.  For over 30 years, she assisted people with preparing their taxes.  Florence retired from the Patient Financial Services Department at (Ascension) St. Vincent.  During her free time, Florence enjoyed reading.  She usually read 100+ books a year.

Her family includes children Betty (Ted-deceased) Koehl, John (Lily) Strain, Nancy Solecki (deceased), Terry (Janet) Strain, Sandi Brown, Peggy (Curt) Hribernik; 11 grandchildren Timothy Koehl, Gerald (Lucy) Koehl, Robert (Nicole) Koehl, Joseph Koehl, Angie (Linder) Cruz, Donita Cunningham, Selena Ferguson, Shannan (Rob) Morgan, Courtney (Roshan) Patel, Heather Strain, Niki (Marc) Weidman.  She had 15 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren, 2 nieces and 2 nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, her sister Hazel J. Hazel, and her daughter Nancy.

Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at Floral Park Cemetery at 3:30 pm.

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Graveside Service
March 30, 2022

3:30 PM
Floral Park Cemetery
3659 Cossell Road
Indianapolis, IN 46222

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