History of DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary
The Flanagan Funeral Home was established in 1906 by James Martin Flanagan at the corner of First and Topeka streets. In 1922 the funeral home was moved to 200 S. Emporia and is now on the National Register of Historic Places.
Mr. Flanagan was joined in ownership by Charles Bourman in 1914. Mr. Bourman had previously worked with I.W. Gill (Grandpaw Gill) for 22 years. W. Wayne Flanagan, brother of James, later joined the firm. Robert Hunt was employed by the firm in 1945 and eventually became owner. Mr. Hunt retained the Flanagan name for historical purposes.
DeVorss Mortuary was established in 1957 by Claude DeVorss at its current location at 201 S. Hydraulic. Mr. DeVorss served as the 58th Mayor of Wichita from 1954 to1955.
In 1984, Flanagan-Hunt merged with DeVorss to become DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary.
Mr. Hunt and Mr. DeVorss were both active in the community until their deaths. Their commitment and dedication to the funeral service is still practiced today. We continue to be dependable and secure. We offer the time-tested values of dignity, grace and honor in every element of the services we provide.
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