TIPP CITY - Eileen "Sandy" Flinn, 87, passed away 11:55 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at SpringMeade Health Center in Tipp City.
She was born in Troy, to the late Lyman and Opal (Seeker) Sanders on Oct. 22, 1925.
She was married to James Flinn, who preceded her in death in 1973.
She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Ted and Karen Murray of Carmel, Ind.; one daughter, Kay Hale of Indianapolis, Ind.; four grandchildren, Heath and LeeAnn Murray of Troy, Heather Murray-Trapp of Springfield, Eric and Jodi Hale, and Ian Hale of Indianapolis, Ind.; five great-grandchildren, Brodie Murray, Crosby Murray, Joseph Trapp, Marissa Trapp, and Brianna Hale; one step-brother, Edward Jennings of Troy; one step-son and step-daughter-in-law, Brent and Suzanne Flinn of Troy; and one step-daughter, Cindi Boston of Lilburn, Georgia.
Eileen was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Troy where she served as an elder, a deacon, and also taught Sunday school.
She graduated from Troy High School (Van Cleve) in 1943, attended Indiana University, and graduated from Manchester College in North Manchester, Ind. Later, she received her master's degree at The Ohio State University.
She served in the past as a volunteer at the former Stouder Memorial Hospital, was a member of the Troy Historical Society, was a researcher for the Troy Museum for many years, was a member of AAUW current book club, served as a hostess at Overfield Tavern in the past, and was also a past member of board of trustees for Troy Senior Citizens. She was a school teacher in Wabash, Ind, for three years and then retired from teaching at the Troy City Public Schools after 25 years.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday,at the First Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Walnut St., Troy with the Rev. Dr. Richard Culp officiating. Visitation hours will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, at Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, 1124 W. Main St., Troy. Private interment will be at Riverside Cemetery on Saturday.
Contributions in her memory may be given to First Presbyterian Church, Deacon's fund at the church, or the Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, Ohio 45420.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.fisher-cheneyfuneralhome.com.
Published in Piqua Daily Call on Feb. 12, 2013