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Floy Partain York

Fayetteville, AR, 1927 - 2023

Floy Partain York, age 95, of Fayetteville passed away Saturday, March 25, 2023. She was born December 8, 1927, in Caledonia, Miss., to John and Floy Partain.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John Owen "Rudy" York; aunt and uncle (who raised her), Mr. and Mrs. Joel Earnest Sanders; and cousins, Louise Sanders Logan, Lewis Alston Sanders, John Winston (Bob) Sanders and Earnest Adrian Sanders, all of Steens, Miss.
She was a homemaker and science teacher having taught in Alabama, Bryan, Texas, Springdale, Ark., and substituted for a number of years at Fayetteville High School.
She was a 1949 graduate of Mississippi State College for Women at Columbus, Miss. She was a member of Mount Comfort Church of Christ, Fayetteville, Ark.
She is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth McNair and her husband Philippe Douet of Richardson, Texas, and Margaret Mitchell and her husband Aaron of Dallas, Texas; one brother, John Harvey Partain of Caledonia, Miss.; two grandchildren, Sarah McNair of Marquette, Mich., and Samuel Owen Mitchell of Dallas, Texas; along with a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday March 29, 2023, at Moore's Chapel, with a private burial to follow at Fairview Memorial Gardens under the direction of Moore's Chapel.
In honor of Floy's life, donations can be made to the Harvey A. York and John O. York Plant Breeding Scholarship Fund in care of: University Advancement, ADMIN 210, 1125 West Maple Street, Fayetteville, Ark. 72701.
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Published March 28, 2023

Moore Chapel
206 West Center Street, P.O. Box 1149, Fayetteville, AR
Phone: 479-442-7314