Dorothy Flannery

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.

24 Condolences

  1. Cynthia Lewis on July 29, 2013 at 9:25 am

    Joe and Paula, my deepest sympathy to both of you and Dorothy’s entire family.

    Prayers for peace in your hearts at this difficult time.

  2. Sherry Wealthall on July 29, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    I am so very sorry for your families loss. I thought the world of her! I had the honor of working for her for several years at BW. She will be missed!

  3. John and Mary Grimes on July 29, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Flannery family. She was a very fine, caring and loving woman. We will miss her love and kindness. She was a great lady.

  4. Cheryl Benjamin and Lindsey on July 29, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Aunt Dorothy was my inspiration. We should all grow up to be like her. Of course, we would need a wonderful, loving family like Dorothy had in Bob, Joe, Paula, Brady and Christy. I will miss her so much and never forget her sense of humor. You are all in my prayers and always in my heart.

  5. Burts Family on July 29, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    We are very sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing. Please accept our deepest condolences in this sad time. (Isa. 25:80

  6. Carma Glas on July 30, 2013 at 11:31 am

    Joe and precious family, so very sorry for the loss of your amazing Dorothy! I cherished visiting with her on the phone, always made me laugh! She will be greatly missed! Sincerely, Carma

  7. Charles & Margaret Hodges on July 30, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Our Heartfelt Sympathy goes
    out to the Flannery Family
    Dorothy was a Special Lady.
    She will be missed!

  8. Janet I. Mills on July 30, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. She was a
    very special and sweet lady
    and will be missed by all.
    Janet Mills

  9. Joan Triplett Stupperich on July 31, 2013 at 5:41 am

    My prayers and thoughts are with you. Joan Triplett Stupperich

  10. John Baker on July 31, 2013 at 7:52 am

    My sympathy to all of Dorothy’s family. Dorothy and I became friends when I was her Postman. She was such a nice lady,a joy to visit with.

  11. Vicki Starks Boyle on July 31, 2013 at 9:06 am

    My condolences, Joe, to you and your family.

  12. Marie Milleret on July 31, 2013 at 11:11 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. I have fond memories of your mother.

  13. Dixie Shreves on July 31, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Father Bob, Joe and family –

    I am so sorry for your loss. I’m sorry the Shreves family could not be there to show our support. You and your family were always so good at being there for us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Dixie Shreves
    Rapid City, South Dakota

  14. Betty and Emerson Hazlett on July 31, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Joe, our thoughts are with you and your family. your mom must have been a great lady. All our love. B & E

  15. irene southard on July 31, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    I”m so sorry to hear of your loss. Dorothy was a wonderful and caring person. She will be missed by all that knew her. My deepest sympathy to Joe and all of the family

  16. Tom and Sue Cooney on August 1, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Joe and Father Bob. We know your faith will provide you strength at this difficult time.

  17. Diaconate Community, Diocese of Belleville, on August 1, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    Dear Fr. Bob and family, Please accept our condolences and prayers on behalf of your dear mother. May god’s presence be your consolation in your grief. May the memories you cherish give you strength. Peace, love, and prayers.

  18. Le-Thu on August 1, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Dear Flannery Family,
    I felt truly blessed having known Dorothy for the short time I worked w/her at Brandon Woods. Such a fun person to visit with. She loved her family and her church. I know she’s watching over her family and friends and smiling. No matter how bad she felt, she always managed to share a smile. She was a beautiful woman inside and out. She’ll be dearly missed. May you find comfort in all the fond memories you have of Dorothy.

    Peace & Prayers,

  19. Fr. Jim Dougherty on August 1, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    My thoughts and prayers to all the family of Dorothy at the time of loss but also this time of celebration of her resurrection in Christ.

  20. Ken & Sue Peterein on August 1, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    Fr. Bob & Family,
    So sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing.
    Please know that we are all thinking of you & praying for you & your family.

  21. Mary Ann Wieneman on August 4, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Joe, Paula & family; Richard and I are sorry for your loss. Your mom was a wonderful lady. My grandma Martina really thought so. They are now together. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Mary Ann & Richard Wieneman

  22. hannah hiram on August 5, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    I am sorry for the death of your loved one may the good Lord wipe your tears.

  23. Jerry Sego on August 7, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Bobby & Joe,

    Sorry to learn of your Mom’s death, but envious that you had her for so long. Hope each of you are doing well.


  24. Helen Pendleton Rumbaut on August 9, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    How sad I was to hear of my dear friend Dorothy Flannery’s passing, but how glad I was to have seen her on June 18 at Brandon Woods, when we traveled to Lawrence for the celebration of Fr. Bob’s 40 years of priesthood. She was beautiful inside and out, warm, funny, and generous. She was so proud of her wonderful sons Bob and Joe and all the family. Heaven is the richer, but we are the poorer. How I will miss her! God bless all the Flannerys in this difficult time, and may He give you His peace, which passes understanding.

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