Flossie was the adventurous one of her siblings leaving Bangor, ME in her early twenties, she moved to New Orleans to help one of her friends Bonnie Slagger with her newborn baby. She then got a full time job working for Eastern Airlines as a reservationist. Flossie joined the Unitarian Church in New Orleans where she met her future husband of 54 years Donald Stanley Jack while serving him coffee at the church. Flossie and Don were married on Valentine’s Day in 1954. Don was a lieutenant in the Air Force and they were soon transferred to Bit burg Germany, where Meredith Jack their first daughter was born in 1955. After Donald’s service ended, Flossie, Don and their newly purchased German convertible Volkswagen got on a ship and came back to the United States. (They only saw two other VW bugs on the trip).
They eventually decided to reside in the country setting of Parkville where they purchased their first home at Rock Garden Road. Three other children were quickly born Susan, Charley and Andrea Jack. Flossie was always thinking of others less fortunate than herself and quickly became a strong volunteer and advocate for many organizations such as Girls Town, Ben Ferrell Museum of Platte City, MO, Senior Services of Platte County, Parkville Art Gallery, Demeter’s (fund raising for numerous good causes through the Unitarian Church) PTA and the Bangor Historical Society and the previous Eleemosynary society. She also became active in local and national politics through the League of Women Voters and volunteering for the Republican Party along with being a Republican Judge for the Elections. In her later life she was also active in the Red Hats group.
For the Senior Citizens Services of Platte County, Flossie campaigned in 1992 to pass the levy to begin the program, after a hard fought campaign the services started in approximately 1994; Flossie became a founding board member and served on the board for over 25 years. These services have greatly benefited the senior citizens of Platte County. Flossie was also a charter member of the Eleemosynary Society which provided scholarships for 5 local high schools.
In 1966 Flossie entered her name in a Butternut Coffee contest and won several prizes which included a 1966 Ford Mustang to the delight of her children. But the car was quickly traded in for a more family appealing station wagon.
Flossie was always very social and enjoyed being a gourmet cook and entertaining her friends and family. She was very artistic and enjoyed painting and drawing with pastels along with creating beautiful table creations for her entertaining and themed parties. She was known for decorating her house for holidays and having St. Patrick Day parties each year. Many an Irish coffee was consumed at the parties. She was a very wonderful mother and extremely caring person always giving of her time and energy to help others in need.
In her later years, she slowed down a bit in her own entertaining but remained very social including meeting every Thursday with her numerous friends for lunch at a local dining spot. Flossie was assisted in her daily activities with Andrea, Charley and Meredith Jack helping her to remain active.
She is survived by two siblings: her sister Bonny Parent and her brother Bill Mansur both of Bangor, ME; her children: Meredith Jack Clarkson of Kansas City, MO; Charley Jack; Andrea Jack of Parkville, MO; Susan Jack of Rancho Cucamonga, CA; and her grandchildren Joe Clarkson of Vancouver , CA (Monica Clarkson ) and Emily Clarkson of Kansas City, MO.
A Celebration of Life will be held for Flossie Jack from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m., Sunday, December 3, 2017 at BC Bistro, 7749 NW Prairie View Road, Kansas City MO 64151. 816.587.0899. All are welcome to celebrate her life. In lieu of flowers, Flossie requested that donations be made to the Ben Ferrell Museum in Platte City, MO. Information on the Ben Ferrell Museum will be made available at the Celebration of Life. Memories of Flossie may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com.