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 Merlene G <I>Jackson</I> Flynn

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Merlene G Jackson Flynn

  • Birth 24 Dec 1934 Oto, Woodbury County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 14 Nov 2013 USA
  • Burial Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa, USA
  • Memorial ID 120429288

Born December 24, 1934, in Oto, Iowa to Mervin and Helen (Dolan) Jackson, she graduated from Oto High School, May 1953 and married Donald J Flynn in June. She attended Wayne State (NE) Teachers College earning her teaching certificate in 1955. Her first position was in Dixon County Nebraska's one room country school house. She returned to Wayne to complete her two year teaching degree in 1959. Merlene attended Drake University and completed her BS in 1970. She taught elementary school for Woodward Granger School System for twenty eight years, retiring in 1994.

Her children and grandchildren are Mark (Jennifer Johns), Sean and Sarah; Jeanne Holmes (Chris), Katie & Kelsey; Paul (Erin O'Neill), Megan Welsh (Justin), Andrew & Ryan; Julia Sheehy (Kirk), Stephanie & Kim.
She was a member of the Iowa State Education Association and lifetime member of National Education Association. She was a charter member of Swede Point Questers Club, belonged to Phi Epsilon Beta Kappa, Iowa Button Assoc., National Button Assoc., Iowa Genealogy Society, and Woodbury County Genealogy Society. She was a member of St. Malachy Catholic Church in Madrid, IA.

Merlene spent her retirement summers enjoying their lake home and family gatherings there. She also enjoyed bridge club, swimming, cruises, snow skiing, reading and researching genealogy.

She is survived by her husband, Don, children Jeanne, Paul, Julia and their families as well as her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Jane Larie Murrell and son Mark.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 120429288
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Merlene G Jackson Flynn (24 Dec 1934–14 Nov 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 120429288, citing Wolf Creek Township Cemetery, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by grave walker (contributor 47772548) .