Mervel Donald Flanagan, 91

Mervel Donald Flanagan, 91, of Wabash, died at 9:17 a.m., Thursday, June 4, 2020 at Parkview Wabash Hospital.  He was born March 30, 1929 in Mercer County, Mo. to Ben and Minnie (Kindred) Flanagan.

Mervel was a 1947 graduate of Princeton High School in Princeton, Mo. He was a military policeman in the U.S. Army, serving in Japan, during the Korean Conflict. Mervel married Norma Pauline Willis in Davis City, Iowa on Jan. 19, 1954. He worked at GenCorp in Wabash, retiring in 1986 after 26 years, worked 20 years for The Paper of Wabash County, and also worked for K&R Office Supply. He was a member of the Wabash Church of God. Mervel enjoyed woodworking, gardening, feeding the squirrels, being outdoors and whistling. 

He is survived by his wife, Norma Pauline Flanagan; three children, Nancy Lee Miller, Billy Ray Flanagan, and Sheila Ann (Troy) Hinrichsen, all of Wabash; eight grandchildren, Kyle Miller and Jennifer Miller, both of Indianapolis, Emily (Mike) Jones and Haley (Justin) O'Brien, both of Wabash, Clay Hinrichsen of Indianapolis, Kyleigh Chambers, Brittany (Mike) McNally, and Mayra (Danny) Marshall, all of Wabash; and 8 great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

Graveside services and burial will be 2 p.m. Monday, June 8, 2020 at Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Marion, with Rev. Robb Rensberger officiating. Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash.

Preferred memorial is Wabash Church of God.

The memorial guest book for Mervel may be signed at

Posted on 2020 Jun 05