Flora's Story

CAMBRIDGE - Flora L. Smart, 99, went to be with the Lord December 30, 2015, at Dexter Health Care. She was born in Parkman, June 11, 1916, the daughter of George and Annie (Knight) Cookson.

Flora married Philip Smart June 15, 1934, had 5 children, and assisted her husband in the work of the farm for many years. Flora enjoyed gardening, quilting, yard saleing, camping, and spending lots of time with family and friends. She was a member of the Parkman Grange, and prior to moving to Dexter Health Care, she attended Grace Bible Church in Sangerville and considered Pastor David Kelly a special friend.

She was predeceased by her husband, Philip; a son, Theodore, and his first wife, Diana; a daughter, Shirley Liggett; and 8 sisters and brothers.

She is survived by a son, Jesse Smart and his wife, Lynda of Cambridge; 2 daughters, Virginia Tyler and her husband, Fred of Cambridge, and Gloria Poulin and her husband, John "Tony" of Dexter; a son-in-law, Dale Liggett of Ripley; a daughter-in-law, Faye Smart of Dover-Foxcroft; a brother, Alston Cookson of Cambridge; 2 sisters-in-law, Maxine Cookson of Cambridge, and Pat Cookson of CT; 18 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; great great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 6 to 8PM, Tuesday, January 5, 2016, at Crosby & Neal, 21 Oak Street in Guilford. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home, 1 PM, Wednesday, January 6, 2016.

Spring burial will be in the Pingree Center Cemetery in Parkman.

The family would like to thank the staff at Dexter Health Care for their care over the years.

For an online guest register, go to www. CrosbyNeal.com.
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