| March/April 1991

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EDGAR D. FLOWERS (Posey) passed into the land of the 'Golden Whistles' on Thursday, October 11, 1990. He was born October 20, 1903 near New Athens, Ohio and was the son of W.R. & Alice Dicker-son Flowers. He is survived by one son, William, four granddaughters; Karen Carlier, Charlene Miller, Cheryl Ludwig and Lori Applegarth, and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Golda Beck Flowers, in 1988.

A Methodist by faith, he belonged to the Dickerson Methodist Church. He was active in steam & gas engine shows in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, with the Stumptown Steam Threshers and the Ohio Valley Flywheels (Barrett School) being his home shows. He spent many days helping establish the present Stumptown showground's, buildings, etc. For several years, he shelled corn to grind into cornmeal from the 'rodent free' corn crib.

Since childhood, he had a long love for steam engines but never had the opportunity to handle one until he retired and bought the 24 HP Greyhound. This led to a love for gas engines and tractors. His last 20 years were devoted to the hobby.

He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.

Submitted by his son, William Flowers, Sec. Stumptown Steam Threshers.

With the passing of ARTHUR G. HECHT, 82, of Frankenmuth, Michigan, steam hobbyists and steam threshermen of the area lost a knowledgeable and valued friend.