Obituary: Eleanor M. Flanagan

Obituary: Eleanor M. Flanagan

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Eleanor Flanagan

Eleanor M. Flanagan, 89, Kansas City, Kan., died peacefully on May 24, 2014.
The funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, at Christ the King Catholic Church, Kansas City, Kan. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Joseph A. Butler and Son Funeral Home, 19th and Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, Kan., where a rosary will be said. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Kansas City, Kan.
A native of Kansas City, Kan., she was born on Sept. 25, 1924 to Jacob (Jack) and Milka (Millie) Winsky. She was a beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, and grandmother.
She was a member of the Christ the King Church, Kansas City, Kan.; and a past member of the WyCo Solos. She enjoyed gardening, quilting and other hobbies.
She was a graduate of Bishop Ward High School, where she was in the Girls Athletic Association. She worked at Commerce Trust Co., Kansas City, Mo., before marriage. In the 1960s, she was a volunteer at Christ the King School library, and was a former 4-H leader. She was a long-time volunteer at Providence Medical Center.
In 1951, she married Thomas J. Flanagan Sr., who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were a son, Patrick L. Flanagan; and a brother, Lawrence Winsky.
Survivors include three children, Loretta (Repent) Li, South Bend, Ind.; Mary (Steve) Rupert, Kansas City, Kan.; and Thomas J. Flanagan Jr., Pensacola, Fla.; one brother, Robert L. (Betty) Winsky Sr., Leawood, Kan.; a sister-in-law, Vera Winsky, Lenexa, Kan.; and grandchildren, Christine Rupert, Kansas City, Kan.; Jonathan Rupert, Mission, Kan.; John J. Li, South Bend, Ind.; James Li, South Bend, Ind.; JoEllen Flanagan, Kansas City, Mo.; Thomas Flanagan III, Kansas City, Mo.; Larry Flanagan, Lawrence, Kan.; and many nieces and nephews.
The family suggests memorial donations to Christ the King Church, 3024 N. 53rd St., Kansas City, Kan.
Funeral arrangements are handled by Joseph A. Butler and Son Funeral Home, 1844 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan., www.butlerandsonfuneralhome.com/.

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