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In Memoriam: Arlene Flynn

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Your memorial contribution in Arlene’s name will be placed in the Aurora Area Retired Teachers’ Association Scholarship Endowment Fund.

Arlene Flynn passed away on March 12, 2022.

From the obituary:

Arlene Flynn, 90, of Aurora, Illinois passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at her home. She was born on September 27, 1931 in Oak Park, Illinois to George and Irene Kunde. Arlene graduated from Monmouth College with an English degree and from Aurora University with an Education degree. She was introduced to Dan Flynn while attending Monmouth College and the two later married on February 4, 1956. Arlene subsequently taught at O’Donnell School in East Aurora for 20 years.

After retiring, Arlene enjoyed traveling the world and serving as a volunteer for the Adult Literacy Program at Waubonsee Community College. Arlene was a longtime, valued member of the Aurora Area Retired Teachers Association, the Woman’s Club of Aurora, and St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. She also loved giving tours of the Tanner House for the Aurora Historical Society. Arlene will be remembered for her love of reading and could always be counted on for a great book recommendation.

Arlene leaves a son, Michael (Jeanne) Flynn, of Aurora, Illinois; a granddaughter, Rebecca Flynn, of Aurora, Illinois; and many beloved friends. She is preceded in death by her husband and her parents. She will be dearly missed by all, and particularly missed by her family.

Visitation will be held on Friday, March 18, 2022 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Healy Chapel, 332 W. Downer Place, Aurora, Illinois 60506. A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 27 S. Edgelawn Drive, Aurora, Illinois 60506. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery. A luncheon at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church will then immediately follow the burial. Memorial donations may be made to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church or the Aurora Area Retired Teachers Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley. For more information, please visit www.healychapel.com.

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