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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 Hartz, Julie Lair, Jean Burlingame and Janet Bark; nephews, Thomas Nissen, Jeff Ludvigsen and Joe Ludvigsen; nine great nieces and four 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 Josephines name to the Clinton Humane Society. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com.
Published on January 31, 2017
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