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1930 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
RICHARD RAYMOND "DICK" FLANAGAN Richard Raymond "Dick" Flanagan, 84, of Maryville, MO, passed away on Thursday, June 19, 2014. He was surrounded by family and friends during his last days, after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 AM, Monday, June 23, 2014, at the St. Gregory's Catholic Church, Maryville, MO. The burial will follow at the St. Patrick's Cemetery. Full military honors will be by the US Navy Burial Detail, and members of the James Edward Gray, American Legion Post 100. The family will receive friends from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM Sunday, June 22, 2014, at the Bram-Danfelt Funeral Home. At 7:30 PM, a Parish Rosary will be recited, and a sharing time will follow. Richard was born on February 11, 1930, and was the 11th of 12 children born to McDonald (Mac) and Nancy Flanagan in Fairfax, MO. He remained in the northwest Missouri area throughout his life except during his 4 years serving his country in the US Navy during the Korean War. Richard was known for his athletic career. He played football at NWMSU and remained a loyal Bearcat until the end. He coached at King City, MO, Savannah, MO, and then returned to his alma mater, NWMSU, to coach and later became the Athletic Director. He received many awards, but the two that meant the most to him were being inducted into the NWMSU Athletic Hall of Fame in 1996, and into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 2011. As a member of the Elks Club, Host Lions Club, Knights of Columbus, and the American Legion Post, he was actively involved in community service and always willing to give a helping hand to those in need. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his son, Richard Raymond Flanagan, Jr. Survivors include one sister, Dott Lawrence, of Rockport, MO; 4 children, Maureen Flanagan, Michael Flanagan and wife Heather, Shawna Lubarsky and husband Amir, Amy Dorland and husband Lonnie, Independence, MO; six grandchildren; and special friend Coralea Samson. The family would like to send a special thank you to Bristol Manor, Nodaway Nursing Home, and SSM Hospice of NW Missouri. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the NWMSU Athletic Department, c/o Mel Tjeerdsma, Athletics Director, 800 University Drive, Maryville, MO, 64468; and/or to the St. Gregory's Barbarigo Catholic Church School, 333 S. Davis, Maryville, MO, 64468. Services are under the direction of the Bram-Danfelt Funeral Home, Maryville, MO For online condolences and guestbook visit, www.bramfuneralhome.com
Published in Kansas City Star on June 20, 2014
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