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Danny L. Flinn

JACKSONVILLE, IL - Danny L. Flinn, 84, and formerly of the rural Ashland area, died Friday, April 18, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born Jan. 31, 1930, in Sangamon County, the son of Dan R. "Tuck" and Clara E. Cashin Flinn. He married Ruth E. Yancy on Sept. 18, 1950, in Ashland and she survives.

He is also survived by five children, Randall Flinn (Deborah) of Jacksonville, Marilyn Brender (David) of Elm Grove, Wisc., Kate Borough (Julie Efaw) of Springfield, Nancy Wallner (Don) of Springfield, and D. Alan Flinn (Jennifer) of rural New Berlin; nine grandchildren, Zach Flinn (Kristen), Tim Flinn (Colleen), Jensen Flinn, Ethan Flinn, Kimberly Wallner, David Wallner (Brooke), Rachel Flinn, Jacob Flinn, and Adam Flinn; three great-grandchildren, Brayden, Graysen, and Cashin; a sister, Joanne Skinner of Loami; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter-in-law, Robyn Stice Flinn.

Danny was a life-long grain and livestock farmer in west central Illinois. In addition, he served 33 years on the board of directors of the State Bank of Ashland, now known as West Central Bank. He also served with the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953.

He was a former member of the Prentice Farmers Elevator Board of Directors and was a 50-year member of Jacksonville Elks Lodge #682. He enjoyed flying and maintained a private pilot license for several years. In his spare time, Danny was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing cards with his friends.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Tuesday, at the Church of Our Saviour in Jacksonville with burial at St. Augustine Cemetery, west of Ashland. The family will meet friends from 4-7 p.m., Monday, at the Buchanan and Cody Funeral Home in Jacksonville, where prayer services will be conducted at 3:45 p.m., Monday. Memorial gifts are suggested to St. Augustine Cemetery of Ashland or Jacksonville Elks Lodge to benefit youth programs. Condolences may be sent online at www.buchanancody.com.



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