Verna M. (O'Brien) Flinn

January 15, 1944 ~ November 5, 2019 (age 75)


Verna M. Flinn, 75, of Loup City passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, at her home in Loup City.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, November 11, 2019, at St. Josaphat’s Catholic Church. Father Richard L. Piontkowski will celebrate the Mass. Cremation will take place following the service. Visitation will be held at the Church on Sunday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the Family or the Donor’s Choice.

Verna was born January 15, 1944, at Grand Island, Nebraska to William Roswell and Doris Grace (Lange) O’Brien. She was raised in Shelton where she received her education and graduated from Shelton High School. 

On May 28, 1962, Verna was united in marriage to Tommy Lee Flinn at Columbus, Nebraska. The couple made their home, raised their family and worked in Grand Island. Verna was a Rural Mail Carrier for the United States Postal Service for 33 years. Following retirement Tom and Verna moved to Loup City. Tom passed away in July of 2015. For the last 17 years, Verna has made her home in Loup City.  

She was an active member of St. Josaphat’s Catholic Church, CCW, and Catholic Bible Study Group. She belonged to the Threads of Time Quilt Guild and Memory Stitchers Quilt Guild. Verna will be remembered by the hundreds of quilts she made and gifted. Those of you who were gifted a quilt from Verna can bring your quilt to be displayed at the church in her honor. 

Verna didn’t know a stranger. She enjoyed visiting with her best friends and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Left to cherish her memory are a son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Cherie Flinn of Central City; a daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Randy Kuszak of Ashton; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two brothers and three sisters-in-law, Bill and Delores O’Brien of Kansas, Jim and Carole O’Brien of Loup City and Connie O’Brien of Shelton.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Tom; an infant daughter, Nancy Kay Flinn; a daughter and son-in-law Lanette and Mike Wells; a sister and brother-in-law, Dolores and Stanley Plante, and her twin brother, Lavern O’Brien. 

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November 10, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
St. Josaphat s Catholic Church (Loup City)

Recitation of the Rosary
November 10, 2019

7:00 PM
St. Josaphat s Catholic Church (Loup City)

Mass of Christian Burial
November 11, 2019

10:30 AM
St. Josaphat's Catholic Church
704 N. 9th St.
Loup City, Nebraska 68853

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