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Josephine P. Flynn - 83

9/28/1933 - 1/30/2017

Clinton, IA

Josephine P. Flynn age 83 of Clinton, went to be with the Lord peacefully at her home on Monday, January 30, 2017. A Mass will be celebrated at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, February 3, 2017 at Prince of Peace Parish. Visitation will be from 1:00 P.M. until the service time Friday at the church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Fulton. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family. Josephine was born in Clinton on September 28, 1933, the daughter of Francis and Gertrude (Cox) Costello. She married Leland Flynn on March 26, 1982 in Clinton. Leland passed away on June 22, 1984. She was employed at Sanitary Dairy for many years. She devoted much of her love to her nieces and nephews as they were growing up and enjoyed going camping, fishing, bowling and knitting. Josephine is survived by a sister-in-law, Anna Mae Costello; nieces, Cynthia (Bob) Hartz, Julie (Fred) Lair, Jean Burlingame and Janet (Keith) Bark; nephews, Thomas (Barb) Nissen, Jeff Ludvigsen and Joe (Deb) Ludvigsen; nine great nieces and five great nephews; and Leah, Patrick and Katie who she babysat for as they were growing up. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Leland; three brothers, Bernard Costello, Robert and his wife Jacqueline Costello and Donald Costello; a sister, Kathleen and her husband David Ludvigsen; two nephews, Joel Ludvigsen and James Ludvigsen; a great nephew Andrew Hartz and a great-great niece Emma Leonard. The family would like to thank Dr. Anoop Aggarwal and staff, the ladies of TLC, Sharon, Jessica, Christine, Laurabell, Beth and Miss Jessie and Heidi from Hospice for all their loving care. Memorials may be made in Josephine’s name to the Clinton Humane Society.


Visitation will be from 1:00 P.M. until the service time Friday at the church.


A Mass will be celebrated at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, February 3, 2017 at Prince of Peace Parish.


  • Susan Jessen

    on 02/01/17

    My deepest condolences to Josephine's family during this difficult time. Josephine worked with my aunt at Sanitary Farm Dairies, and I have fond memories of her babysitting me as a young child. She was a warm and loving person, and she took the time in 2002 to reach out to me in Des Moines, when she learned of my mother's passing. She undoubtedly touched many hearts during her time on earth-- may God now touch hers.
  • Leah Haley

    on 02/02/17

    Pat came into our lives when my brother Patrick was born in 1987. My sister Katie was added in 1990! She was our new babysitter, but soon became a beloved member of our family. Her love for her dogs, Duke, Duchess & Princess was unparalleled. Some fond memories growing up at Pat's include: Dressing up Duke & Duchess in outfits! Helping with the annual garage sale. Walking the dogs. Friday nights, popping popcorn & watching Alfred Hitchcock!(when my siblings were put to bed) Learning how to do "latch hook" Getting to go down to the basement & play pool! Pat's Rhubarb Cake! Pat doing my long hair in "rag curls." Staying up late talking about everything. Pat was a major influence in our lives & will be immensely missed. We will be sharing stories of her for the rest of our lives.

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