Floester Hanna Halada

Published 8:52 pm Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Floester Hanna Halada, 81, journeyed to her heavenly home on Dec. 2, 2013. She was born Dec. 15, 1931, to Ira Eleazer and Verna Mae (Dykes) Hanna.
Floester knew from the time she was a little girl she wanted to become a teacher. She graduated from Altha High School at the age of 16 and then from The Florida State University at the age of 19. She immediately began her teaching career in Campbellton, Fla.
She married Casper Albert Halada in 1952 and he survives. After Casper returned from his duties in the Korean War, they moved to Toledo, Ohio, and then to Rossford, Ohio. Their children Jeanine Halada and David Halada were born in 1954 and 1956.
Floester resumed her teaching career in 1960 in Rossford and taught there until 1978 when she retired.
Floester and her friend Jacque Wires founded the Delta Kappa Gamma, a society for teachers, in Rossford and stayed very active with this chapter as one of its founding members. She was also a long time member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She and Casper both retired and moved back to Altha, Florida, in 1978.  Floester again began teaching in the Calhoun County Public School system. She retired for the second time in 1993.
Survivors include Casper A. Halada, her loving husband of 61 years; her daughter Jeanine Halada of Bainbridge, Ga.; her son David (Jeanne) Halada of Rossford, Ohio; her grandchildren Justin (Corinne) Halada of San Francisco, Calif.; Joshua Halada of Toledo, Ohio; and Alaina Halada of San Francisco; and by two great-granddaughters: Avery Marie Halada and Kayla Faith Halada both of San Francisco.
Also surviving are her brothers, Enoch Hanna, Terrel (Annette) Hanna, and Carrol (Charlotte) Hanna; and her sister Myrtle Elizabeth (Corbett) Howell.
Preceding her in death are her parents, her sisters Odessa Mae Hanna, Alda Mae (Bruce) Hansford, Joyce Pippen and her brother Ira Burrell (Carrie Ann) Hanna.
The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6 at the funeral home. Funeral services will be 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7 in the Chapel at Adams Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery in Altha.
Funeral arrangements will be handled by Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown, Florida

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