Dr. Florence Edna Dilallo-Enoch
Jan. 5, 1928- Feb. 12, 2017
Former Homer resident Dr. Florence Edna (Ingersoll) Dilallo-Enoch, 89, of Conroe, Texas, died Feb. 12, 2017, in New Carlisle, Ind. She was surrounded by many family and friends at her granddaughter’s home. “She went to be with the Lord,” her family said.
She was born Jan. 5, 1928, in Big Rapids, Mich,. to Donald S. and Clara Barton Hull Ingersoll. She was preceded in death by five brothers and one sister.
Florence was married to Eugene Harris until 1949 and Michael Dilallo in 1957, who preceded her in death in 1982. She is survived by, and happily married to, Rev. Victor Enoch in 2007.
Leaving behind a long heritage of faith, Florence is survived by her three sons, Rev. Jerry W. Harris (Sue), Robert L. Dilallo (Debby) and Frank C. Dilallo (Terrie). She has 23 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. She is remembered with deep adoration for being full of love and joy. Her life-long prayer is for every one of her family to personally know the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior and meet her in heaven eventually.
As an avid learner, Florence attended nursing school with a major in math but was unable to complete her education at that time. Because of her love of math, her first “real” job was at McDonnell Aircraft as a “human-computer” mathematician computing drag for the F4HE – fighter plane. She was incorporated into the Mercury and Gemini Space Program unbeknownst to her until lift-off when she realized the full nature of her project.
Longing to complete her college education, she went back to college at the age of 50 and didn’t stop until she received her doctorate of psychology from Lael University, St. Louis, Mo. This enabled her to teach psychology at local universities.
Her love for the Lord led her heart go give to many different ministries inside and outside the church. She was blessed with an opportunity to serve on a Work and Witness trip to Romania. She used her nursing and counseling skills at “Lend-A-Hand” ministry to the Appalachian Mountain remotely populated areas. Wherever she went she found areas to volunteer her services. Moving to Homer, Alaska, in 1988, she began volunteering for Alaska’s Public Health Department until 2007 when she moved to Georgetown, Texas, to marry Vic. In April 2002, Florence received Alaska’s “Volunteer of the Year” award for her hard work, compassion and dedication through this local agency.
She also held many other roles inside the church. She was a proud board member and treasurer in most of the local churches she attended. At the time of her transition she was a board member of the New Horizon’s Church of the Nazarene and supported the Nazarene Missions International Society.
Memorial Donations can be made to either the Nazarene Missions International at nmi.nazarene.org or through the New Horizon’s Church of the Nazarene in Conroe, Texas, or to Grace on Wings Air Ambulance Missionary Medical Flight Team in Indianapolis, Ind., at www.graceonwings.org, who graciously transported her to Indiana for her final days to be surrounded by family.
Funeral services will be held at Ferguson Church of the Nazarene, Ferguson, Mo., on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, with Rev. Jerry W Harris and Rev. Bob Seal presiding. Visitation is from 10 a.m. – noon, with the service at noon with internment at Calvary Cemetery in Florissant, Mo., to follow.
Pallbearers are Michael Harris, Jonathan Fischer, Robbie Dilallo, James Dilallo, Jerry Harris and Steve Barker.
Kaniewski Funeral Home, New Carlisle, Ind., and Shepard Funeral Chapel, St. Louis, Mo., are handling arrangements.