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Obituaries

March 8, 2013

Mildred "Millie" Flanagan

Mildred Ann Flanagan

Flanagan, Mildred Ann “Millie”, of St. Paul, 86, former longtime resident of West Des Moines, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving children March 2, 2013.

Born Jan. 20, 1927, in Knoxville, she graduated in 1944 from Knoxville High School. She obtained a teaching certificate from Iowa Teachers’ College, taught in a one-room schoolhouse, married high school sweetheart Robert Flanagan and became a mother and full-time homemaker. She was later employed at IMMC, Wesley Acres Retirement Community and Rice School.

She will be greatly missed by her children, Ann (Terry) Huntrods, Kathleen (Gene) Ramsay and Steve (Jane) Flanagan; grandchildren, Alecia Ramsay (Craig Sherwin), James Ramsay, John Ramsay, Kyle (Iman) Flanagan and Bill Flanagan; great grandchildren, Abbott, Isaac, Eli, Liam, Aisha and Jaffar.

She was preceded in death by mother, Ruth Kenney, father, Aaron Thurman Dennison, step-father, Norris Kenney and former husband, Robert W. Flanagan.

Mildred”Millie” enjoyed gardening, reading, movies, music, travel, volunteering and most of all, time spent with family and friends. She easily made new friends wherever she went and also enjoyed remaining in contact with her many longtime friends.

A Celebration of Life Service is planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at West Des Moines United Methodist Church, Eighth and Grand, West Des Moines.

Memorials preferred to West Des Moines United Methodist Church, HCI Hospice Care Services or Friends of Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, St. Paul, Minn.

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