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Sidney Florette Lemley
100th Birthday

Sidney Florette (Hendren) Lemley will celebrate her 100th birthday on June 23. She was born in Dyersburg, Tennessee to Sidney and Caldonia Hendren. She had one sister and five brothers, all of whom are deceased. She married Edwin B. Lemley Jr. in 1944. He died in 2001 after 57 years of marriage. After first living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, they moved to South Bend for Edwin's job with Rockwell Standard, then they moved to Columbus, Indiana, where Edwin worked with Cummins. They returned to South Bend in 1995. Flo has three surviving children: Gary Lemley, John (Nancy) Lemley and Margie Pickens. A fourth child, Mara, died in 2002. She has 11 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren. She worked for Stanley Home Products for 40 years. She is a member of the Elks, American Legion and Community Congregational Church.