Sister Mary Flynn, 92


Sister Mary Flynn, O.S.F., 92, of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis died at 6:50 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023, at St. Francis Convent, Springfield, Illinois.

Services were held on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at St. Francis Convent. The Eucharistic Celebration and Rite of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday, Jan. 18, in the St. Clare of Assisi Adoration Chapel at St. Francis Convent. Burial will be at Crucifixion Hill Cemetery. Staab Funeral Home in Springfield is assisted the family with arrangements.

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

Sister Flynn graduated from Springfield School of Practical Nursing. Her services included 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 in Springfield, at HSHS Hospitals in Illinois, at St. Francis Convent and at St. Ann’s Home in Shreveport, LA.

Sister Flynn 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.

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

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