Phyllis J. (Bernhardt) Flynn

Born: Sun., Nov. 22, 1931
Died: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Fri., Mar. 01, 2019
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Fri., Mar. 01, 2019
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Phyllis J. Flynn, 87, of Lexington, Nebraska passed away on Friday, February 22, 2019 at Plum Creek Healthcare Community, Lexington, NE.

She was born November 22, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois to Charles and Anna Mae (Wagner) Bernhardt. Phyllis attended Chicago Public Schools through the 10th grade and then received her GED.

Phyllis was united in marriage to William E. “Bud” Flynn on February 3, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois. Four children were born to this union: William Michael, Christine Ann, Jeffrey Allen, and David Ellis.

Phyllis was a stay at home mom until the children were out of school and she then went to work at Fair-Rite Products on the assembly line in Flat Rock, Illinois. Phyllis and Bud moved to Ainsworth, Nebraska in 1979 returning later to Robinson in 1981.  Bud preceded her in death on September 22, 1993.  In 1996 Phyllis moved to Johnson Lake, Nebraska.  Following her diagnosis with Parkinson's in 2003, she moved in with Jeff and Michele in Lexington. For many years, Phyllis worked for Lexington Public Schools in the cafeteria.  She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, planting flowers and playing cards.  She also enjoyed traveling and camping.  Phyllis loved spending time with her family and attending her grandchildren’s activities. St. Ann’s Catholic Church was very important to Phyllis as well.  She was involved in St. Ann’s Study group and helped wherever needed.

Survivors include her children: Christine (Jack) Shields of Oblong, Illinois; Jeffrey (Michele) Flynn of Lexington, Nebraska; David (Angie) Flynn of Palestine, Illinois and brothers, Charles (Ann) Bernhardt of Spring Hill, Florida and William Bernhardt of Spring Hill, Florida; sisters, Lois (Ralph) Bennett of Bonneau, South Carolina, Joanie (Chuck) Lazzaroni of Lansing, Illinois and Sarah (Gary) Kimbrell of Lowell, Indiana; ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law Harold Flinn of Cedar Lake, IN and a sister-in-law Bonnie & Wilbur England, Scipio, IN. Also surviving are nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends. Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Bud; son, William “Mike” Flynn in October 2018 and a niece, Kerri Midkiff.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 from 5-7 p.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington, NE. There will be a visitation from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm on Friday March 1, 2019 at Pulliam Funeral Home in Robinson, followed by a funeral service with interment to follow in the Adams-Richart Cemetery, Martin Township, Crawford Co, IL.

Memorials may be made to the Hope Center for Cancer Patients, Lowell, Indiana or to Catholic Charities, St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, Robinson, IL.

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