COLEMAN — Olive Flynn, age 82, of Coleman, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2007, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene. Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church with The Rev. Russell E. Fisher officiating. Burial will follow in the Coleman City Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
She was born Olive Stanger on Dec. 26, 1924, in Warrington, England, a daughter of Albert and Leah Stanger. She grew up in Warrington and witnessed first-hand the German bombings of World War II. On Dec. 26, 1942, she married Ben A. Flynn, an American serviceman, in Warrington. Following the war, Olive left her family in England to join her husband in Breckenridge, Texas. Olive and Ben lived in Oklahoma, Kentucky and Montana before moving to Coleman in 1962 with their three sons. Ben preceded her in death on June 23, 1996.
Olive was a homemaker and also worked for many years for H & R Block. She was an active member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and the Coleman County Medical Center Auxiliary. She volunteered with Meals-on-Wheels and other charitable causes.
Survivors include three sons, David Flynn of Coleman, Bennie Flynn of Coleman and Larry and wife Jean Flynn of Southlake; one sister, Muriel Reeves and husband George of Warrington, England; five grandchildren, Alissa Hohmann and husband Dan of Coleman, Ben J. Flynn of Coleman, Teresa Edgar and husband Kevin of Denton, Tyler and Sarah Flynn, both of Southlake; three great-grandchildren, Ryan, Jacob and Grace; and a sister-in-law, Marguriette Bradney and husband Barney of New Braunfels.
Memorials may be made to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 609 S. Neches, Coleman, Texas 76834, Coleman County Founda-tion, P. O. Box 700, Coleman, TX 76834 or donor’s charity of choice.
Family visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday at Stevens Funeral Home.
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