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Mary Ann Flanagan

EUREKA — Mary Ann Flanagan, 91, Eureka, passed away at 9:42 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 23, 2013) at Advocate Eureka Hospital.

She was born Oct. 4, 1921, in Metamora, a daughter of William and Fannie Ulrich Schrock. She married Harold Flanagan on June 14, 1941, in Eureka. He passed away Dec. 29, 1972.

Surviving are three sons, Terrence Eugene Flanagan, Missouri; William Patrick Flanagan, Missouri; and Phillip Arthur Flanagan, Peoria; and two grandsons, Brian Eugene Flanagan and Major Ryan Patrick Flanagan.

Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents; one infant daughter; three brothers, Glen, Rollie and Vernon Schrock; and two sisters, Ruth Albright and Helen Miller.

She received her bachelor of arts degree from Eureka College in 1962. She also did graduate work at Bradley University. She began her teaching career in 1962 at Metamora Grade School and taught for 24 years before retiring in 1986. She also stated how thankful she was for all of the wonderful students who filled her class rooms.

Mary Ann also actively volunteered in her community, where she served on the board of Tazwood Human Services for eight years, Eureka Hospital Service League and helped with the American Red Cross Bloodmobile. She was a member of the Woodford County Retired Teachers and Eureka Women’s Club. Mary Ann was a volunteer and financial supporter of the communities of Maple Lawn in Eureka and for the past few years she has been a supporter of the Open Arms Food Pantry in Metamora.

As per her wishes, cremation rites will be accorded and burial of ashes will be held at a later date in Olio Township Cemetery. Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home, Eureka, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Open Arms Food Pantry in Metamora.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.ruestmanharrisfuneralhom.com.

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