Flossie P Claney
Flossie P Claney

Service: Thursday, January 17th, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, 307 Cedar Ave Saint Charles, IL 60174

Burial Location: Private - Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, IL


Flossie P. Claney, age 88, of Geneva, died Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at Delnor Hospital in Geneva. She was born in Wise County, Texas on July 28, 1924 to John and Myrtle Price.

Flossie lived in Texas until moving to Chicago in 1959 where she met and married her loving husband Alexander and raised her family.

She is survived by her daughter, Alexis Portugal and son Alexander (Michele) Claney; grandchildren, Michael and Thomas Claney, Jacob Portugal, David (Pat) Tye, Stephen (Debbie Tye), Elizabeth Chernick, Daniel (May) Tye, Mary (Craig) Lewis and ten Great Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband Alexander B. Claney Jr., step-daughter Sandra Tye, Great Granddaughter Meghan Chernick and her five brothers and sisters.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, 307 Cedar Street in St. Charles, with Rev. Jim Rehnberg officiating. Burial will be private at Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 143 South First Street, Batavia IL 60510.


Robert Tomaino from Hoffman Estates IL

"Flossie raised some great children. My thoughts are with the family and the great memories that include the friendships and great times."

Marion Motykie from Mt. Prospect, IL

"Flossie and I have been dearest of friends ever since we worked together at FNBDP. I love her and respect her and she will never be forgotten. There are so many memories, fun moments and many conversations. I will miss her very much."

Jeri Butler from Sycamore IL

"Gone from our sight, but never from our heart. Words can not express how much we will miss Flossie.
Please accept my deepest condolences.

((Hugs)) To the Claney Family


Nancy Geraci from Park Ridge IL

"My Deepest Sympathies to the Claney Family. I enjoyed emailing & working with Flossie at 1st National Bank of Des Plaines. She was such a delight to know. Rest in Peace."

Lori Lowman from Seminole FL

"Mrs. Claney, which I always called her, was one of the most beautiful, strong, independant, intelligent, impassioned, eloquent and loving women I have ever known. She was faithful to her loved ones and her friends and I am going to miss her. I was so blessed to have known her and I am comforted that one day I will see her again. I love you Mrs. Claney. Thank you for some beautiful memories. Lori "

Denise Baker from Sarasota FL

"Flossie was and is my dear, dear friend of 25+ years. She was my mentor, confidant, and my guardian angel. Her wisdom, gentleness, beauty and dignity are her lasting gifts to me. I will miss her touch, but her spirit remains with me always. "

Patricia Bush from Des Plaines IL

"My deepest sympathy to the family. I enjoyed knowing Flossie and working with her at FNDP Des Plaines. I will keep her in my prayers."

Jo Harlick from Arlington Heights IL

"I worked with Flossie at First National Bank of Des Plaines and always enjoyed our time together which continued at our annual luncheons. She was a lovely and bright person"

Suzanne and Don Shaner from Hawthorn Woods IL

"Flossie was a lovely, kind and strong woman. I remember her when I was 11, what a welcoming mom she was, with that distinctive smile and musical voice. In all the intervening years, what a joy Flossie could bring to those around her.

Flossie, you will be missed. Suzanne, Don Shaner and Family"

Loriann (Vastine)Garcia from Dallas,Tx. AL

"My most fond memories of my Great Aunt are the summers our families spent at the cottage. Especially the 4th of July the kids dressed up as firecrackers and running up down the beach. My mom are her were close growing up.May they both have fun together again. Love,Lori"

Cathryne Dunn from Tempe AZ

"My aunt Flossie was more than just a special person. She was rich in thoughts and words and ideas. She never lost her ability to think and communicate...and to love. I will always love her.
Cathryne Dunn"

Cheryl Claney from Northbrook IL

"Rest in Peace, dear Flossie.
It is time for the next Claney generation fill the Patriarch’s shoes.

Much love,
Cheryl and John





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