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Jack  Flouer                              Peggy Dillon Flouer


I would like to pay tribute to Jack and Peggy Dillon Flouer who were pivotol figures  in maintaining our Cornerstone website. First of all when I was trying to get the website going I reached out to many Union High School graduates for donations as the website was so big that I needed help from a computer service.   Donations came in and I was able to have all the material and pictures uploaded to the site.  After the website was set up I no longer ask for donations.  That did not stop Jack and Peggy….they continued to send donations thru the years. It seemed like their donations always came when it was time to pay the yearly charges to the computer service. Their donations always came with a note of encouragement to keep the website going and how much they enjoyed it.  They have also supported the website by sending articles and pictures.

Jack  Flouer and Peggy Dillon grew up in the town of Union, West Virginia.  During those years the one thing special about the town of Union was that it was a great place for children to grow up and for families to enjoy life.  They both attended Union Elementary School and Union High School, preparing them to achieve their goals in life.  They were very active in high school.  Peggy was a cheer leader and Jack played on the football team and other sports. They both were members of the Union High School Band and appeared in the school plays. They dated in high school and enjoyed their time while skating at the local Skating Rink.

Peggy Dillon, daughter of Carlisle and Eunice Boon Dillon was born in Rainelle, WV, and was raised in Union, living there until she graduated from UHS in 1955.  She married Jack in 1957 while attending Marshall University.

Jack and Peggy's Wedding Reception

After raising their 3 children, she began her work career as a secretary for a small architectural/building company in Manhattan, Kansas.  Working over 30 years in various positions with the company, she retired in 2005 as a full partner with McCullough Development, a major Midwest construction and property management company based in Manhattan.

Chris, Jack, Mike front: Gwyn and Peggy

Peggy has been very active in volunteer work in the community.  She is a member of Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of the Confederacy, Pilot Club, Manhattan Arts Center and numerous Veterans Administration volunteer positions.

Jack Flouer, son of George and Marguerite Flouer was born in Boston and returned to Union at an early age until his graduation from UHS in 1956. He attended Marshall University and graduated with a degree in Music Education in 1960.  He also has a Masters of Music from Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY and a Doctorate of Music from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. After university teaching jobs in Georgia, Texas, and Indiana, Jack and Peggy moved to Manhattan, Kansas in 1970 where he began as an associate professor.  He was promoted to department head until his retirement in 2001 as Professor Emeritus.

Jack receiving an award

Jack was elected to the Kansas Music Educators Hall of Fame in 2019 and served many years as a volunteer court advocate for the CASA program, helping abused and neglected children. Jack and Peggy have three children, seven grandchildren and three great- grandchildren.  They have lived in Manhattan for over 50 years but still return frequently to Union to keep in touch with their “roots”.

Peggy and Jack in their younger years

Peggy and Jack

Jack ,Peggy and George and Marguerite Flouer

Peggy, Mike and Jack

Joan Flouer Flynn, (Jack’s sister), writes:  Peggy and Jack are the finest people I know.  They have produced three impressive children.   Michael has just retired as a Delta pilot of thirty –two years.  Chris is the Director of Cox Health Fitness Centers.  Gwyn is a social worker at Shawnee Mission School District in Kansas.  All have children spread over the country. In their 80’s, Peggy and Jack continue to be the mainstays of the family, arranging yearly reunions.  Each year they still manage to be in Union, constantly keeping in touch with extended family on both sides and friends.  They appreciate and support their Union, West Virginia heritage.  I know of this first hand because I am the receiver of their love, support and generosity.

Peggy and Jack

Many, Many thanks to Jack and Peggy for their Support and Generosity to the Union High School Cornerstone Website.


Excerpts Submitted from:

Michael Flouer

Joan Flouer Flynn-Class of 1963


Linda Cohernour

Editor of the UHS Cornerstone Website