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Sister Mary Flynn, O.S.F.

October 5, 1930 - January 15, 2023

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

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

Sister Mary graduated from Springfield School of Practical Nursing, Springfield, IL.

Sister Mary’s services include the Credit and Accounting Departments at HSHS Hospitals in Illinois and Wisconsin, the Business Office at St. Francis Convent. She also served as a Licensed Practical Nurse at St. John’s TB Sanitarium, Springfield, IL., at HSHS Hospitals in Illinois, at St. Francis Convent, and at St. Ann’s Home Shreveport, LA.

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

She 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.

Visitation will be held at St. Francis Convent from 4:00-7:00 p.m. with a Wake Service at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 17, 2023. The Eucharistic Celebration and Rite of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Clare of Assisi Adoration Chapel at St. Francis Convent. Burial will be in Crucifixion Hill Cemetery.

Staab Funeral Home – Springfield is in charge of arrangements.

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Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Time: 04:00 pm - 07:00 pm

St. Francis Convent


4849 LaVerna Road
Springfield, IL 62707

(217) 522-3387 Map

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Time: 10:30 am

St. Clare of Assisi Adoration Chapel


4849 LaVerna Road
Springfield, IL 62707

(217) 522-3387 Map

Cemetery Information

Crucifixion Hill Cemetery


4849 Laverna Road, Springfield, IL,


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