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Floreen Ruth Peabody

Floreen Ruth Peabody was born on July 28, 1920 in New Leipzig, North Dakota, the daughter of Otto and Alvina (Herring) Hodell. She departed this life on September 30, 2012 at Magnolia Square Nursing Home in Springfield, Missouri, at the age of 92.

Floreen was a longtime resident of Elk Creek and Cabool, Missouri. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Cabool.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Earl Peabody; her daughter, Jan White; and her brothers, Hugo and Harry Hodell.

Floreen is survived by her sons, Mark Peabody of Joplin, Missouri, and Craig Peabody of Springfield; her grandchildren, Brock Peabody, Jennifer Rhodes, Steve Peabody, Doug Peabody, Cody White and Lidia Cox; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, October 8, 2012, at the funeral chapel. Graveside services will be at 3:00 p.m. Monday, October 8, 2012, at Cabool Cemetery with Dr. Bob Marti officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to Cabool First Baptist Church.

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