Mass of Christian Burial for Dorothy A. Flannery, 95, Lawrence will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, August 1, 2013, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Private family inurnment will be at a later date at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Lawrence. She died July 27, 2013 at Brandon Woods at Alvamar.
Dorothy was born November 16, 1917 in St. Joseph, MO the daughter of George and Mary Jane (Yunker) Baird.
She attended Barat College in Lake Forest, IL.
She worked for the Union Pacific Railroad, later for St. Lawrence Catholic Center and as a bank teller for what is now US Bank.
She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and the Altar Society. In 2009, an annual award was named in her honor for being instrumental in establishing the first Catholic school in Lawrence.
She married Lawrence Stanton Flannery, Sr. in 1940 in Omaha, Nebraska. They later divorced.
She is survived by two sons, Father Robert Flannery, Carbondale, IL; Joe and wife, Paula Flannery, Lawrence; three grandchildren, Debbie and husband, Dale Zinkgraf, Brady Flannery and fiancé, Molly Maloney, Christina Flannery; two great-grandchildren, Ryan and Rachel Zinkgraf; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Rosemary Flannery; her son, Lawrence Stanton Flannery, Jr.; her sister and brother-in-law, Mary Jane and Jack Grimes and her nephew David Grimes; and great nephew Johnny Grimes.
The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials in her name to St. John’s Catholic School or to Corpus Christi Catholic School or to St. Lawrence Catholic Center and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
The family is extremely grateful to the staff of Brandon Woods and Douglas County Visiting Nurses and Hospice for their kindness and loving care.