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In memoriam: Sister Mary Flynn, OSF
January 16, 2023 9:44 AM

Sister Mary Flynn, O.S.F. died on Sunday, January 15, 2023, at 6:50 a.m. at St. Francis Convent, Springfield, IL

Sister Mary, the former Mary Elizabeth Flynn, was born in Litchfield, IL, on October 5, 1930, the daughter of George and Ruth (Wilson) Flynn. She entered the Congregation on September 8, 1949, and professed her religious vows on June 13, 1952.

Sister Mary graduated from Springfield School of Practical Nursing, Springfield. 

Sister Mary served in the Credit and Accounting Departments at HSHS Hospitals in Illinois and Wisconsin and the Business Office at St. Francis Convent. She also served as a Licensed Practical Nurse at St. John’s TB Sanitarium, Springfield, HSHS Hospitals in Illinois, St. Francis Convent, and St. Ann’s Home Shreveport, LA. She served at HSHS St. Francis Hospital, Litchfield, from 1979-84 and 1991-2012.

She was preceded in death by her parents and eight brothers: Gerald (twin brother), George, William, Riley, Stephen, Edward, Robert, and Brendan Flynn, and her sister: Katherine Flynn.

She is survived by her brother, Daniel (Luisa) Flynn of Creve Coeur, MO, four sisters-in-law, several generations of nieces and nephews, and her Franciscan Sisters with whom she shared her life for over 73 years.

Visitation will be held at St. Francis Convent from 4-7 p.m. with a Wake Service at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 17, 2023. The Eucharistic Celebration and Rite of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Clare of Assisi Adoration Chapel at St. Francis Convent. Burial will be in Crucifixion Hill Cemetery.

Staab Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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