Johanna W. Flaws
Johanna W. Flaws
  • February 24, 1935 - December 6, 2017
  • Bedford, Texas

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Johanna Flaws, a former resident of Newport News, Virginia, died on December 6, 2017 at LaDora Nursing home in Bedford, Texas.

She was born to Josef and Ernestine Weber on February 24, 1935 in Penzeskut, Hungary, the last survivor of their four children. Growing up in Lentig, Germany, she first came to the United States at the age of 21 to live with her aunt and work in a coat factory. She later returned to Germany where she met and married at the age of 28. She returned to the U.S., ultimately settling in Newport News, Virginia, where she owned and operated Johanna's Tailor Shops at Fort Eustis Army base, Naval Weapons Station, Langley Airforce base and Fort Story Joint Expeditionary Base. A lifelong Catholic, Johanna attended St. Jerome Catholic Church in Newport News.

Johanna is survived by her three children: Robert C. Flaws Jr (Bob) of Williamsburg, Virginia; Caroline M. Hill of Hattiesburg, Mississippi; James W. Flaws (Jim) of Bedford, Texas; and five grandchildren.

Services will be held at 1pm Monday, December 11, 2017 at JE Foust & Son Funeral Home, 523 S Main St., Grapevine, Texas 76051.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's association.

The family wishes to thank the staff and caregivers at LaDora Nursing home for the support and care they provided Johanna during her final years.