Miscellaneous Obituaries


Alexandra [Elceser] Brzoska
BRZOSKA (Bruski) -- May 25, Alexandra, wife of the late Alexander Brzoska.  Relatives &friends are invited to funeral, Thurs 8 AM from her late residence 4721 Tacony St.  Requiem Mass St. Valentine's Church 9 AM.  Int St. Valentine's Cem.  Friends may call Wed eve.
The Philadelphia Inquirer, Tuesday, May 27, 1952

Joseph F. Bruski
On Sept. 8, 1998, JOSEPH F. beloved husband of Stella (nee Wisniewska) Gonsiorowski Bruski, devoted father of Diane Pencoski and her husband William and Joseph K. Bruski and his wife Ann Marie, loving grandfather of Carly Bruski, Laurie Richards, Todd Shallcross and Alexandra Kennedy.  Relatives, friends and members of Williamson-Corinthian Lodge 368 F. & A.M., St. Valentine's Beneficial Society, St. Valentine's Senior Citizens, Stanislaw Moniuszko Choir and fellow retired employees of the Budd Company are invited to his funeral Saturday 8:30 A.M. at THE SUCHARSKI FUNERAL HOME, 2324 Margaret St. followed by his Funeral Mass 10 A.M. at St. Valentine's P.N.C. Church.  Int. St. Valentine's Cem., Andalusia.  Friends may call Friday eve after 7 P.M. at the funeral home.  Mass cards or donations to St. Valentine's P.N.C. Church Maintenance Fund, 2330 Margaret St. Phila., PA 19137 would be appreciated by his family.
The Philadelphia Inquirer, Wednesday, September 9, 1998

Magnus Diel
DIEL -- At his late residence, 941 Iten St., on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 1940, at 10:45 a. m., Magnus, husband of the late Julianna Diel and father of Anthony, Frank, Rose, Henry and Joseph Diel.  Friends received at the Joseph A. Pappert Funeral Home, 711 Lockhart St., N. S.  Funeral on Saturday at 8:30 a. m.  Solemn requiem high mass at St. Mary's Church at 9 o'clock.
The Pittsburgh Press, Wednesday, January 24, 1940

LEITSCH (Valecka)
Matilda; beloved wife of Oscar J. Leitsch of Ross Twp., on Sun., Dec. 18, 1977; mother of Mrs. Janet Crepps, Mrs. Marion Nagy and Richard Valecka; survived also by four grandchildren.    The family will receive visitors 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at O'BRIENS, 3724 California at Cooper Aves., N.S.    Services Wed. at 11 a.m.
Pittsburgh Press, Monday, December 19, 1977

Leitsch, Raymond M.
Leitsch, Raymond M. of Spring Hill. On Thursday, April 1, 1985; husband of the late Anna Hendler; father of William, Robert, Loretta, Rose Marie Leitsch and Alberta Staley; brother of Bertha Mattern; also survived by four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.    Friends received Saturday and Sunday at the SPERLING FUNERAL HOME, INC., 408 Cedar Ave., N.S.    Funeral service Monday at 9 a.m., Funeral mass in St. Ambrose Church at 10 a.m.    If desired memorials may be made to St Ambrose Church, Spring Hill.
Pittsburgh Press, April 13, 1985

Leitsch, William E.
William E., beloved husband of Clara (Mamie) McAuley Leitsch of Brighton Hgts., N.S., unexpectedly on Monday, January 10, 1972; father of Edward D., Donald R., Gerald R., Mrs. Mary Ann Hilliard and Mrs. Beatrice E. Beyer and brother of Hilda M., Oscar and Joseph Leitsch; survived also by 13 grandchildren.    On Wednesday and Thursday, the family will receive visitors 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the HOME OF WILLIAM F. O'BRIEN, 3724 California at Cooper Aves., N.S.    Funeral mass in St. Cyrils Church, Friday at 10 a.m.
Pittsburgh Press, Wednesday, January 12, 1972

Witsch, Frank O.
Frank O., on Wed., July 16, 1980 of Spring Hill; husband of Anna Eckhardt Witsch; father of Frank E. and James M. and Shirley J. Struss; brother of Rita Friess and Delores Meyers; member U.A.W. Local 1020.    The family will receive friends 2-4 and 7-9 at the SPERLING FUNERAL HOME, INC., 408 Cedar Ave., N.S.    Funeral on Sat., July 19, 1980 at 9 a.m. with funeral mass in St. Ambrose Church at 10 a.m.

Peter Donovan
Peter Donovan, aged 68, bachelor, died last night in Mercy hospital, Pittsburgh, from bronchial pneumonia after an illness of two weeks. Deceased, who had been employed at the West Aliquippa plant of the Kidd Drawn Steel company, for several years, had made his home with his niece, Mrs. William Nary, Brodhead Road, New Sheffield, R. D.
Surviving are three brothers: John J., Thomas, and Terrance, all of Pittsburgh; two nieces: Mrs. William Nary, of Brodhead Road, and Mrs. James A. Darroch, of Aliquippa; two nephews: William and John Hallisey, of West Aliquippa.
The body has been removed to the Darroch funeral home, 658 Franklin Avenue, Aliquippa, where friends will be received and where funeral service will be held Thursday morning, at 8:30 o'clock, followed by service at St. Titus church at 9 o'clock. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Pittsburgh.

John Joseph Donovan
John Joseph Donovan, aged 63, of 416 Industry Street, South Hills, Pittsburgh, died last evening at 9:45 o'clock after a long illness with carcinoma of the liver.
Deceased was a retired mill man and is survived by one son, Edward, of Pittsburgh; two daughters, Mrs. Frank Tragessar and Mrs. Philip Lorenz, of Pittsburgh; one brother, Thomas, of Pittsburgh; two nieces, Mrs. James A. Darroch and Mrs. William Nary, of Aliquippa; and two nephews, John T. and William Hallisey, of Aliquippa.
Funeral service will be Thursday morning at 8:30 from the home, followed by high mass of requiem at 9 o'clock at St. Canice's church, Pittsburgh. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Pittsburgh.

Timothy Donovan
Timothy Donovan, aged 61, was found dead in bed at the home of his niece, Mrs. James A. Darroch, 605 Franklin Avenue, Sunday, at 12:35 p.m., by members of the family when they returned home from attending church service. Mr. Donovan was apparently in the best of health, and had not complained of feeling ill. He partook of his breakfast with the family as usual Sunday morning and went to lie down, as had been his custom. The family left for church without disturbing him, and not seeing him about the home on their return, went to his room and found he had passed away.
The physician summoned gave a cerrebral hemorrhage as the cause of death. Deceased was born in Pittsburgh, December 16, 1872, and for the past 18 months had made his home with Mr. and Mrs. James A. Darroch in Aliquippa. He was a retired hauling contractor.
Surviving are two brothers, John and Thomas Donovan, of Pittsburgh; two nieces, Mrs. Ellen Nary and Mrs. James A. Darroch, of Aliquippa; two nephews, William and John T. Hallisey, of Aliquippa.
Funeral service will be tomorrow morning at 8:30 o'clock from the Darroch home, 605 Franklin Avenue, followed by high mass of requiem, at St. Titus church at 9:00 o'clock. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Pittsburgh.

Miss Grace Donovan
Miss Grace Donovan, a graduate nurse and a former resident of Aliquippa, passed away yesterday at Alberquerque, New Mexico, where she had resided for the past nine years. Miss Donovan was a graduate of a Buffalo, N.Y., hospital.
P.A. Donovan, of Aliquippa, a brother of the deceased, left last night for Alberquerque to bring the body of his sister to Aliquippa, and is expected to reach here about next Wednesday, July 27. Upon arrival the body will be taken to the Darroch funeral home and then to the home of another brother, John Donovan, 2427 West Wade street, when funeral plans will be made. The parents of Miss Donovan are both dead.
Surviving are the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. L.M. Doyle, Turtle Creek, Pa.; Sister M. Romana at Seton Hill convent, Greensburg, Pa.; John Donovan, P.A. Donovan, of Aliquippa; Joseph P. Donovan, Pittsburgh; James D. Donovan, Massilon, OH.

The body of Miss Grace Donovan, graduate nurse and a former local resident, who died July 21 in Alberquerque, New Mexico, arrived in Aliquippa Wednesday evening, being accompanied here by her brother, P.A. Donovan, of Aliquippa. The body was taken to the Darroch funeral home and later to the home of another brother, John Donovan, 2427 West Wade street. Funeral service will be tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock at St. Titus church and burial will be in Mt. Olivet cemetery.
(Aliquippa Gazette, 29 July 1932)

William J. Donovan
Donovan, William J. Thursday Jan 3 1929 at 8:00 a.m. aged 42 yrs. Beloved husband of Mary E. Donovan (nee Sheridan) Funeral from his late residence, 1521 Bidwell Av. Northside on Monday Jan 7, at 9:30 a.m. Requiem mass at St. Andrews Roman Catholic Church Beaver Ave. Northside at 10 a.m. Friends invited.

Timothy P. Donovan
Timothy P Donovan of Boston MA who was married to Bridget Donovan died on Aug 27 1930. He was 64 years of age. Buried Mount Benedict Cemetary, Boston MA. Son of Timothy and Catherine Donovan of Ireland.

Gibbs Ferguson
Dumas, April 3 (special)- Gibbs, the nine-year-old  son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ferguson of Watson, who died after a long illness of heart disease following measles, March 31, was buried at the Watson cemetery sunday afternoon. Rev. McKan of  Watson and Kelso conducting the services. He is survived by his mother and father, three brothers and one sister. 
Arkansas Democrat, April 3, 1934, Page 20

Henryetta Ferguson
Mrs. Henryetta Ferguson, 85 years of age, died Monday at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Hoyt Holliman in Plummerville. The body was brought to the Reid Funeral Home in this city and prepared for burial. Funeral services conducted by the Rev. Agnes White Diffee, pastor of  Nazarene Church in Little Rock, were held at the Martinville Cemetery Tuesday where interment was made.
Mrs. Ferguson was born August 7, 1852 and during her last year and a half, she has been ill. a patient suffer through the long months of illness. She was a member of the Presbyterian faith, and had lived a useful life.
Surviving loved ones are four daughters, Mrs. Annie Farish, Cherokee, Oklahoma; Mrs. Clemmiis Strong, Okland, California; Mrs. Ollie Ward, Arkansas Post; Mrs. T.O. Lloyd, Little Rock; a son, John Ferguson, Bradford; one sister, Mrs. Frank Birmingham, Louis, California; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 
Morrilton Democrat, March 10, 1938, Page 6

Morris L. Fisher, 65, prominent businessman with Farmers Insurance and Past Grand Master of Masons in Kansas died March 10, 1998, at his home in Derby, Kansas.
He was born October 27, 1932, to George and Zona Morris Fisher in Custer County, Nebraska, on a farm near Comstock. His early schooling was in local rural schools. He attended Comstock High School from where he graduated in 1950. During those early years he was interested in 4-H and the local sports programs. After graduation he worked for two years on farms in western Kansas.
On May 27, 1952, he married Irene Snyder and shortly afterward they moved to Wichita, Kansas, where he was employed by Boeing Aircraft. His employment was interrupted when he was drafted into the military service in 1953. His basic training was at Camp Pickett, Virginia. He spent the balance of his military time as a Medic stationed at Nuremberg, Germany. He received an honorable discharge with the rank of Sergeant in March of 1955 and returned to Wichita and again, was employed by Boeing.
While at Boeing he worked second shift for several years enabling him to attend Friends University during the day. He graduated from Friends University with a BA in Agriculture in 1960. He later attended Wichita State University in Wichita for two years doing graduate work towards a Masters in Business Administration. After leaving Boeing in 1970, Mr. Fisher worked two years as a manager for Lucas Products Company out of Bedford, Iowa.
Mr. Fisher then began a career in the insurance business with Farmers Insurance and was still there at the time of his death. In June 1997 after he was diagnosed with terminal cancer he began training his daughter, Cynthia Vancil to take over his agency which she has now done.
Mr. Fisher had a long and distinguished Masonic career. His career in Masonry began in 1964 when he was initiated as an Entered Apprentice in Derby Lodge #365 in Derby, Kansas. He was raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason and served as Master of Derby Lodge #365 in 1974, 1978 and 1989. He held a Perpetual Life membership in Derby Lodge. He served as District Deputy Grand Master of District #37 in 1985 and as Area Deputy Grand Master of Area Five in 1989 and 1990. He was appointed in the Progressive Grand Lodge line as Grand Senior Warden by M.W. Conrad Johnson in 1991 and became Grand Master of Masons of Kansas in 1995. His year as Grand Master was distinguished by his efforts and accomplishments and was a pleasure to him. He belonged to the York Rite Chapter 333, Council 312 and Commandry 312 as well as the Scottish Rite Bodies in Wichita and the Midian Shrine Temple, AAONMS of Wichita. In addition, he was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter #89 in Derby. He was initiated into the Royal Order of Scotland in 1993 and the York Rite council, Knights Mason of the U.S.A. in 1994. He belonged to the Philatelies Society and was a member of the Keystone High-12 club in Wichita. He served four times as president of the Moonlight Lodge Committee and also as its director.
He was a past Grand Commander of the Midian Shrine past Master's Unit as well as a member of the Midian Bowlers Unit; in addition he was very active in the Masonic Mile of Food which collected food for the needy. Brother Fisher was named as an Outstanding Mason by the Grand Lodge of Kansas on two separate occasions and served as President of the Mid-West Conference on Masonic Education in 1994 when he hosted that conference in Wichita.
In the area of crime prevention he was instrumental in establishing the Crimestoppers program in Derby. Mr. Fisher was a member of the Woodlawn United Methodist Church, Derby, Kansas, where he served as Sunday School Teacher. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed the out-of-doors, being as active as time would permit in big game hunting and golf.
Morris and Irene were the proud parents of two sons, Michael and wife Pam of San Diego, California, Steven and wife Pam of Kingman, Kansas, and a daughter Cynthia and Alan Vancil of Derby, Kansas, and seven grandchildren-all boys.
He is also survived by two brothers, Clarence of Oberlin, Kansas; Paul and Juanita of Oswego, Kansas and two sisters Phyllis and Bryce Bartu of Seward, Nebraska; Marlene and Mike Cowley of Ft. Collins, Colorado. Also by several nieces and Nephews. He was preceeded in death by his father, mother, and an infant sister.
Funeral services were held March 14, 1998 at Woodlawn United Methodist Church in Derby, Kansas with arrangements by Smith Mortuary of Derby. Internment was at El Paso Cemetery in Derby, Kansas.

Alma M. Meyer, 87, of Burwell, Nebraska died March 22, 1998 at the Community Memorial Health Center in Burwell, Nebraska.
Funeral services were held at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday March 25, 1998 at the United Methodist Church in Burwell, Nebraska. Burial took place in the Broken Bow Cemetery. Rev. Roger Gillming will officiate. Visitation was held from 5-8 P.M. Tuesday March 24, 1998 at Eberle-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Burwell, Nebraska. Memorials may be given to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.
Alma was born July 22, 1910 near Litchfield, Nebraska to Lee and Bertha (Wilson) Van Winkle. She moved to Loup County in 1923. Alma attended school in Sherman County, Loup County and graduated from Burwell High School in 1927 . She then went on to Kearney Teachers College. Alma moved to rural Broken Bow, NE in 1928. She taught in rural schools in Garfield and Custer Counties for eight years.
Alma married Ronald L. Meyer, Sr., May 28, 1938 in Grand Island, Nebraska. They moved to Ft. Hartsuff in 1952 and then to the Calamus river area in 1961 before moving to Burwell, Nebraska in 1964.
Ronald died March 21, 1983.
Alma was a past member of the Dutchman Valley Extension Club. She is a member of the Burwell Methodist Church. She enjoyed crafts, crocheting and reading in earlier years.
Alma is survived by one son and his wife: Ronald and Carla Meyer. One grandson: David Meyer: and one granddaughter Kyla Meyer all of Fremont, Nebraska.
Alma was preceded in death by her parents, husband, an infant son Roger, four brothers and three sisters.

James Van Flanagan 
James Van Flanagan, aged 62, of Grand Rapids, went home to be with his Lord Saturday, January 10, 1998, after a long battle with cancer. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 41 years, Joyce; his children, Mary and Michael Danielson, Linda and Al Smith, Beth and Craig Plante, Jill and Bret Norvilitis; his grandchildren, Amanda and Laura Danielson, A.J., Amy, and Peter Smith, Leah, Rebecca, and Nathan Plante. He is also survived by his mother, Lois Bozman; his father, James Leslie Flanagan; and his brothers, Lee (Ardell) Flanagan, and Hardy (Anita) Flanagan. He
owned and operated Jim's TV in Seymour Square, was an elder and Sunday School Superintendent at Garfield Park Reformed Church and was a member of Fifth Reformed Church. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday 11 AM at the Fifth Reformed Church with Rev. Jack Cooper and Rev. Dick Doeden officiating. Interment will take place at Rest Lawn
Memorial Park. Friends may call at the Zaagman Memorial Chapel Monday 7 to 9 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to Cran-Hill Ranch or Hope Network. Zaagman Memorial Chapel 1865 Eastern Ave. S.E. 
The Grand Rapids Press 1/12/98 

FLANAGAN, Marjorie M. 5700 VintageLane 
Passed away November 25, 1997. Marjorie was born August 6, 1908 in Comstock, the daughter of Ernest and Lila Botsford. She married Harold Flanagan, who preceded her in death in 1962. Surviving are 2 daughters, Carol McInnis and her fiance', Lawrence Lenius of Portage, and Janice and Ray Conder of Memphis, TN; 4 grandchildren; and 4
great-grandchildren. At her request cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation. A Graveside Service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, November 28, 1997 at Riverside Cemetery in Kalamazoo. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements handled by Avink Funeral Home Cremation Society of Michigan Schoolcraft 
Kalamuzoo Gazette

Samuel E. FLANNIGAN, son of James H. And Mary O. Flannigan, was born in Hamilton county, Illinois, June 27, 1874; departed this life April 7, 1929, Age 54 years, 2 months and 19 days. 
He spent the early part of his life near the place of birth, but the last years of his life he spent in California and other western states. He was a man that was ever ready to help those in need. He had been afflicted for serveral months but bore the same with patience. 
He leaves to mourn his passing two brothers, Wm. D. Flannigan of Benton, and John P. Flannigan of Mcleansboro, besides a large number of other relatives and friends. 
Funeral services were held at Little Springs April 9, conducted by D.H. Knight. 

ADELINE FLANNIGAN. At the early dawn of morning Tuesday, June 24, 1930, after many months of intense suffering, Mrs. Adeline fell asleep in Jesus. She was the daughter of Samuel and Nancy Richardson, born in Hamilton County Nov 10, 1870; departed this life June 24 at her home in this city, aged 59 years, 7 months and 14 days. 
She was united in marriage to John P. Flannigan and to this happy union was born 4 sons, namely: Earl of Marion, Ind., Willard of Chester, Wallace of Marion. Ind., and Arthur of Florence Colc. She professed faith in Christ early in life and united with Braden valley General Baptist church and lived a faithful member until death. Her life was a life of service. Greater love had no mother for her family than she, and in her passing, the family, church and her many friends suffer–our loss is her gain. She has gone from labor to reward. 
Funeral services were held at the first Baptist church in this city, Thursday, June 26th, conducted by D.H. Knight and John B. Maulding. Interment in the I.O.O.F. cemetery (another article reads) Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon for Mrs. Adeline Flannigan, who passed away Monday night at her home on South Hancock St. She had been in ill health for several years, suffering with cancer and had been confined to her bed for several months. 
Deceased was 59 years of age and the wife of J.P. Flannigan. Most of her life was spent in this county, having moved to Mcleansboro from near Olga.

DORA FLANNIGAN. The death messenger visited the home of George and Molly Flannigan in Benton and took their little daughter on May 22, 1927. Dora Mildred was born Jan 26, 1926. She was ill only a very short time. Mr. And Mrs. Flannigan formerly resided in Hamilton Co. 
It always grieves us to say farewell to our loved ones, but we must be submissive to Him that doeth all things well. She leaves to mourn their loss, father, mother, one sister, Ilota, and a host of other relatives and friends. 
Funeral srevices were conducted at Little Springs by Elder D. H. Knight 

Robert Harrison Flannigan
Dec 14, 1882 
R.H. Flannigan, who formerly lived in this county but moved to Missouri several years ago, died at his home in Rolla, Phelps Co., Mo. Mr. Flannigan was well known to our people, and was much esteemed and honored. He served as Justice of the Peace thirteen years in Flannigan Precinct, was associate Judge of this county, which office he resigned to remove to Missouri. He was soon afterward elected County Judge of Phelps County, Missouri, and being re-elected died while in the discharge of his duties. The Times extends it's symathies to his relatives and friends in this county. 
The McLeansboro's Times
Died 22 Nov 1882

WILFORD FLANNIGAN, son of C.W. and Teora Flannigan, was born in Hamilton County, Ill., June 7, 1909; departed  his life at the home of his parents near Norris City on Aug 14, 1928.   Wilford was a good, agreeable son and brother, a genial fellow in the community, a good student in school, an excellent athlete, always playing a fair game. He won seven ribbons and two medals last year while playing on the Broughton High School basketball team.   His parents, teachers, and all who know him were looking forward with great hope for his coming school year, when he would have been a  junior, and would have been a great asset to the school as evidence by letters received from his teachers during his recent illness.   Just a few days before he died, he took his father by the hand and said, "Those people are so beautiful. I have seen a great company of beautiful people. I am prepared to go."   He leaves to mourn their loss, a loving father and mother, three sisters, Mrs. Otto Atchley of Brownsville, Mrs. Hubert Appel of Carmi, and Mrs. Martin Downey of Elgin, IL; four brothers, Walter, Sheridan, Paul and Chalon, and a host of other relatives.   Funeral services were held at Hickory Hill church, Aug 16, 1928, conducted by Rev. C.M. prince of Norris City in the presence of a large crowd and amid beautiful floral offerings. Hamilton County Illinois

James FLANAGAN died in E. St. Louis Mon. Age 59 yrs. Survived by son Atty. John Flanagan and daughters Misses Ethel and Lucy Flanagan, brothers Alex and Will all of E. St. Louis. Two half brothers, Geo. McClellend of Cherrywill, Kan. and Postmaster Edward McClellend of Chanute, Kan. Burial in Locust Creek Cemetery South of Nashville. 
Sept 6, 1906
Washington Co., IL Nashville Democrat. Wash Co., IL 

Bernadine Flannigan 
Born July 26, 1913 - Died November 1, 1997 
  Bernadine Flannigan, 84, of McLeansboro, died at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1, 1997, at Hamilton Memorial hospital in McLeansboro. She operated the Blairsville General Store for over 30 years and also had operated a beauty shop in Dahlgren for several years. 
She was born on July 26, 1913, in Ridgway, a daughter of Frank and Appolonia "Loni" (Rubenacker) Ewald. She married Ruben Medley Flannigan, who died on Aug. 19, 1994. 
The graveside funeral was at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 3, at Cartright Cemetery near McLeansboro followed by a mass service at the St. John's Catholic Church in Piopolis at 11:15 a.m. The Rev. Joseph Lawler officiated. Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro was in charge of the services. 
Mrs. Flannigan is survived by one son, Loy Flannigan and wife Sue of McLeansboro; three grandchildren, Teresa Gibbs,
Reuben Flannigan and Richard Flannigan; three great-grandchildren, Ashley Gibbs, Chad and Tristan Flannigan;
a sister, Sister Rose Anthony Ewald of Dominican Convent of Sparkill, N.Y.; four brothers, Walter Karcher of Wayne City, Clyde Karcher of McLeansboro, Eugene Karcher of Sumner, Harry Karcher of Johnston City. 
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers. Frank and Grand Ewald and C.O. Karcher and Junior Karcher. 
McLeansboro Times Leader

Bonnie L. Flannigan 
Born June 20, 1917 - Died December 27, 1997 
Bonnie L. Flannigan, 80, of McLeansboro, died at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 27, 1997, at Hamilton Memorial Hospital. She was a homemaker. 
She was born on June 20, 1917, in Hamilton County, a daughter of William and Pearl (Tousley) Duncan. On Dec. 10, 1937, in Morganfield, Ky., she married Eual Flannigan, who died on Feb. 17, 1984. She was a member of the First General Baptist Church of McLeansboro and the Missionary Society at the church. 
The funeral was at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 30, at Harre Funeral Home. The Rev. Robert Sefried and Rev. Bill Duncan
officiated. Burial was in Oddfellows Cemetery in McLeansboro. 
She is survived by a daughter, Sharon Smith and husband Larry of Wayne City; two sons, Ronnie Flannigan and wife Charlotte of Rosville, Ga., Donald G. Flannigan and friend Ronda of Mt. Vernon; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Marjorie Hannel of Franklin, N.C., Martha Reed, Mona Gaines and Janice Burnett of McLeansboro; and two brothers, the Rev. Bill Duncan of Carmi and Bob Duncan of Michigan. 
She is preceded in death by her parents, brother George Duncan and one infant son. 
McLeansboro Times Leader

John M. Flannigan 
Born March 21, 1922 - Died November 9, 1996 
John M. Flannigan, 74, of McLeansboro, died at 11:13 p.m. on Saturday, November 9th, 1996, at St. Mary's Hospital in
Centralia. He was a pipefitter for Kaiser Steel in Napa, California. 
Mr. Flannigan was born on March 21, 1922, in Blairsville, a son of Carl and Mary (Leathers) Flannigan. He married Opal Ratliff on September 2, 1967. Mr. Flannigan was a corporal in the U. S. Army and served in World War II. He was a member of the McLeansboro American Legion Post 106 and the Carmi VFW Post 3851. He was a member of the First Christian Church of McLeansboro. 
The funeral was at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 14, 1996 at the Harre Funeral Home. Burial was in IOOF Cemetery in McLeansboro. Graveside burial rites were performed by the McLeansboro American Legion Post 106 Honor Guard. 
Mr. Flannigan is survived by his wife, Opal Flannigan of McLeansboro; four daughters, Myrna Jean Borges of Napa,
California, Gail Williams of McAllister, Oklahoma, Connie Jones of McAllister, Oklahoma, and Janey Celley of Corvilla, Oregon; one brother Gene Flannigan of McLeansboro; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his parents. 
McLeansboro Times Leader

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