Veteran-IntroWilliam “Bill” Henry Flannery, 80, of Jackson, MO, passed away Sunday, July 5, 2015, at

St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, MO.

He was born August 6, 1934, in Crump, MO, son of William Ira and Vercie Mae Riehn Flannery.  He and Glenda “Lois” Seiler were married June 29, 1963 at the Whitewater Methodist Church spending the last 52 years together.

Bill was a 1952 graduate of Delta High School. He worked on the River Barge as an oiler, worked at the former Lowenbaun Garment Factory in Cape Girardeau for 8 years and at

P & G from 1971-1997 as an operator in the diaper department.

Bill served in the US Army from April 1957 – 1959 receiving the Good Conduct Medal and an honorable discharge.

Bill was a member of the Excelsior Lodge 441 AFAM in Jackson for 38 years and was an Excelsior Chapter Order of DeMolay Chapter Dad.  Bill was a past president of the former Jackson Jaycees.

Loving survivors include his wife Lois of Jackson, a son, Allen (Karen) Flannery of Festus, MO, two daughters; Laura (Brian) Keller and Angela (Sam) Davis both of Jackson, six grandchildren; Terry, Lexi, Thomas, and Trevor Flannery, and Kaitlyn and Jesse Keller; one brother, Bob (Loyce) Flannery of Jackson.

Friends may call Tuesday, July 7, 2015, from 4 -8 pm at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson, MO.  There will be a Masonic Service held at 7 p.m.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at 10:30 a.m., at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center, with the Rev. Grant Gillard officiating.

Interment will follow in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson, with military honors.

Memorials may be made to Excelsior Chapter Order of DeMolay, 204 South High Street, Jackson, MO, 63755.

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  1. Scott Makins

    Mom, Allen, Laura and Angie you have my condolences. And are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Sheila Gross

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May he rest in peace…

  3. Mary Boner

    Lois, I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you can find comfort in knowing he is now with our Heavenly Father.

  4. Barbie Kirn

    Laura & Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father, I did not know him but I know you and he must have been a wonderful man to raise such an amazing daughter. Please let me know if there is anything that I can do for you or for your family at this time. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. verla oldham jordan

    to all of you, you have my deepest sympathy in the loss of dad flannery. he was alot of fun to be around. my prayers for your comfort.

  6. Steve & Kathy Brown

    Lois, Allen and all, our prayers and condolences are with you all.

  7. Debbie Glenn

    I am sorry for your loss. Thoughts & prayers to all of you!

  8. Mary Schwepker klipfel

    So sorry about your loss, prayers for the family.

  9. Carol Farrow) Tripp

    Lois and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. So sorry for your loss.

  10. Rodney Miller

    Jan and I are out of town and just read about Bill’s passing. Please accept our sincere sympathy and prayers in your loss.
    Im sure going to miss seeing Bill at Wal Mart and our short visits.

  11. janice and bill unger

    heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.

  12. Bill and Janice Unger

    hearfelt sympathy

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