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Bobbie Louise (Mansell) Flatt (1928 - 2015)

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Bobbie Louise Flatt formerly Mansell
Born in McKinney, Collin County, Texasmap [uncertain]
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Died in Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, United Statesmap
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Biography

Born 19 DEC 1928. McKinney, Collin County, Texas. [1]

Event: Obit Note: Bobbie Louise Flatt was born on December 19, 1928 in Princeton, Texas, the daughter of Robert Louis Mansell and Minnie Louise Cook. She graduated from Cleburne High School in Cleburne, Texas and married Roland Neal Flatt on June 7, 1945. They lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico for a short time before settling in Wichita Falls, where Bobbie lived for the remainder of her life. Roland, or "Ditty" as she called him, predeceased her in 1978. In 1955, Bobbie began her wonderful and long journey as a preschool teacher, first as an assistant to Jenny Boone at Jenny's Kindergarten and then at Bobbie 's home in Fountain Park. She received an Associate Degree from Midwestern State University. She graced hundreds of children with innovative and creative activities for over 30 years. Through song, worship, homemade Play-Dough, and her infamous grape juice Mrs. Flatt taught children of all ages, how to play fair, love one another, and to be part of something bigger than yourself. The love she shared with the thousands of children she taught will resonate through the community and beyond for eternity. After her retirement, she moved to Presbyterian Manor where she immediately became involved in their activities as well as her church home, First Presbyterian Church. At the Manor you would find her working at the "Little Store," singing in the Vesper Choir, singing with a choir at The House of Hope and at the Healthcare Center, playing the piano in the lobby before dinner, and serving on the Council for the Manor. At First Presbyterian Church, she was a member of the sanctuary choir and the bell choir, the Adelphia Sunday School Class, and enjoyed Wednesday lunches with her "Lunch Bunch." One of her greatest enjoyments was practicing for and singing in "The Messiah" each December at the church. She also participated in a local choir, The Glory Choir, which took trips around the country to sing for local churches and organizations. She was an avid volunteer at Faith Mission, originally preparing main courses for Sunday dinners once a month sponsored by the Adelphia Sunday school class, and later after retirement she became known as the "cupcake lady", making over a hundred cupcakes once a month from her apartment at The Manor. She is survived by her sister Blanche Donnell of Wichita Falls, son Robert Flatt and wife Nancy of Houston, daughter Diana Simmons of Ormond Beach, Florida, daughter Monti Haynie and husband Joe of Wichita Falls. Her grandchildren include Greg Flatt and wife Sherry Bennett of Arlington, Virginia, Jamie Flatt and husband Joey Zamora of Houston, Texas, Michael and Sharon Brantley of Dunedin, Florida, Laura Brantley of DeLeon Springs, Florida, Rachel and husband Jason Baugh of Dallas, Ashely Haynie of Dallas, and Michelle Haynie of Wichita Falls. She also has five great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. A service for the Remembrance of her Life will be held in the sanctuary at First Presbyterian Church, 3601 Taft Blvd in Wichita Falls, Texas on Saturday, May 23rd at 2 pm, followed by a reception in Atrium. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Faith Mission and The Good Samaritan Fund at the Presbyterian Manor.

Sources

  1. Source: #S24 One year and 3 months old in 1930 census
  • Source: S24 United States 1930 census age in years


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