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Dorothy E. Flanagan

June 7, 1921 — June 18, 2018

The world is short one extraordinarily gracious woman. Dorothy Ellen (Duffy) Flanagan passed away on June 18, just a few days after her 97th birthday. Services will be held Saturday, June 23 at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, 75th & Main, KCMO. Visitation begins at the church at 9 am followed by the funeral Mass at 10:30 am. Interment at Calvary Cemetery.Dorothy was born June 7, 1921. She graduated from St. Teresa's Academy and attended St. Mary's of the Woods College, finishing her studies at the University of Kansas City, now UMKC. She then pursued a career in public relations with TWA.She married James Flanagan at St. Francis Catholic Church on September 23, 1950. They enjoyed 62 years of marriage, until Jim's passing in 2011. Dorothy spent many hours volunteering at St. Elizabeth's School, St. Teresa's Academy and Rockhurst High School. She also served more than 1000 hours at St. Joseph Medical Center. Her other interests included her Bible Study group, Ladies of Charity, Serra Club religious vocations organization, Knights and Ladies of the Holy Sepulcher, the Seton Center and her bridge groups. We mourn her, but know she was met at Heavens gates by great-granddaughter Margaret and her beloved Jim. Dorothy is survived by children and spouses: Maureen & Don Vaughn of Lee's Summit, Jim & Jan Flanagan of Kansas City, Mo and Terry & Julie Flanagan of Prairie Village, Ks; as well as nine grandchildren and spouses: Shawn & Abby Vaughn, Nick & Lisa Vaughn, Katie & Chris Doyle, Bryan & Kirsten Flanagan, Sean & Cassie Flanagan, Kevin & Laura Flanagan, Shannon & John Butos, Kelly Flanagan, Bridget & Sean Moran. She also leaves 15 great-grandchildren.The family would like to thank the caregivers who gave great comfort and care to Dorothy in her final years. Memorials suggested to the James Flanagan Scholarship Fund at Rockhurst High School, 9301 State Line, KCMO 64114, or St. Elizabeth Parish, 2 E. 75th St, KCMO 64114.
Visitation St. Elizabeth Catholic Church

Saturday, June 23, 2018

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

2 E 75th StreetKansas City, Missouri 64114
Directions Mass of Christian Burial St. Elizabeth Catholic Church

Saturday, June 23, 2018

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

2 E 75th StreetKansas City, Missouri 64114
Directions Interment Calvary Cemetery

Saturday, June 23, 2018

11:45 AM

6901 Troost AveKansas City, Missouri 64131
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