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Ellen R. Flanigan, nee O'Meara, age 69, late of Manhattan, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Edward Flanigan; six sons; Mark, Patrick (Amanda), Matthew (Melissa), Martin, Joseph and Brian Flanigan; five daughters, Elizabeth (Rob) Yacobi, Ellen (Robert) Tynor, Kathleen (Dan) Penwit, Maureen Flanigan and Mary Ann Flanigan; 20 grandchildren; three sisters, Nora Whiteside, Elizabeth (Lawrence) Roland and Catherine (Bill) Clem; one brother, Cornelius (Karen) O'Meara; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Elizabeth Roe O'Meara; one son, Edward; two brothers, Martin and Joseph; and one sister, Mary Ann O'Meara. Ellen was born and raised on the south side of Chicago. She attended St. Leo's Grammar School, Visitation High School, Chicago Teachers College and DePaul University. She married her best friend on June 23, 1962 and moved to Manhattan to raise their family in 1973. Funeral Service for Ellen R. Flanigan will be 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 15, 2008 from the Forsythe Funeral Home, Manhattan, to St. Joseph Church, 235 W. North Street, Manhattan, to celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Interment Guardian Angel Cemetery, Manhattan. Memorials to St. Joseph School or the Joliet Area Community Hospice would be most appreciated. Visitation Sunday 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Forsythe Funeral Home, 507 S. State Street (Rt. 52), Manhattan, IL, 815-478-3321
Published in the Chicago Tribune on 12/13/2008
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