Clara Flanagan died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, at her South Haven home. She was 89.
Private services will be held.
Clara Bell Flanagan was born July 23, 1931, in Craig, Mo., to Edward and Alma (Knute) Maurer. At a young age, Clara moved with her family to South Haven. She attended elementary school in South Haven, and she graduated from Annandale High School. She was united in marriage to Thomas Flanagan, and they made their home in Robbinsdale before moving to Minneapolis with their two girls Cheryl and Kim. They later divorced. Clara then made her home in Colorado before moving back to South Haven to care for her elderly parents; she has made her home there since. Clara enjoyed playing cards and marble games, and fixing crossword puzzles.
Clara was preceded in death by her daughter Kim O’Keefe, parents Edward and Alma Maurer, and brothers-in-law Marrel Thurber and Lee Hilary.
She is survived by her daughter Cheryl (and Bob) Hennig of Red Cloud, Neb.; grandchildren Michelle (and Preston) Nelson, Karyn (and Seth) Raile, and Christina (and John) Maidl; great-grandchildren Owen, Tyler, Chloe, Serenity, and Arya; siblings Bernice Thurber of South Haven, Lawrence (and Darlene) Maurer of Litchfield, and Wilma Hilary of Crystal; and nieces, nephews, and other family members and friends.
Arrangements are by Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services.