Lorna Flannery was born March 15, 1917 at Peever, S.D. to George and Margaret (Douglas) Flannery. After her education Lorna was married to John Hanes on May 18, 1947. She worked at the Minnesota State Hospital in Cambridge, Minn. as a nursing assistant and received a certificate of Senior Psychiatric Technician and Licensed Practical Nurse in December of 1972. She went on to complete courses in Rehabilitation Nursing helping many residents.
Lorna moved to Sisseton, S.D. in 1988 and lived at the Jared Apartments where she came to know many friends. She attended the Christian Missionary Alliance church where she was an active member and grew spiritually. Lorna was also a member of the VFW and the American Legion Auxiliaries. And was the treasurer for the Sisseton Senior Citizens. Her hobbies included knitting, and crocheting blankets, traveling to Hawaii, Colorado, California, hunting in Wyoming, camping and riding horses. She also loved to visit with her family, attend gatherings, and visiting with friends. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
Lorna is survived by one sister-in-law Marlene Flannery of Sisseton, SD and many nieces and nephews.
Lorna was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one sister Kathleen, and two brothers, George and Marshall Flannery Sr.
Funeral Services were held September 29, 2012 at the Cahill Funeral Chapel in Sisseton, S.D., with the Rev. Paul Osborne officiating. Organist was Steven Eneboe and music was by Sheila Gagnon, Megan Grzeskowiak and Dean Lehrke. Pallbearers were Doug Flannery, Lynn Guthrie, George Flannery, Brad Pond, Randy Flannery and Becca Guthrie. Honorary Pallbearers were are all of Lorna’s many nieces, nephews and friends.
The Cahill Funeral Chapel of Sisseton, S.D. was in charge of arrangements.