Mary Louise Flanigan

July 21, 1932June 7, 2021

Mary Lou Flanigan, 88, went to be with the Lord on June 7, 2021 at approximately 3:20 p.m. at her nursing home in Marietta, South Carolina. She was born on July 21, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois to Joseph and Louise Runtz.

Mary Lou grew up in Chicago, Illinois. She graduated from Alvernia High School in Chicago. She received a Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 1956 and a masters in Vocational Education from Colorado State University in 1972.

She worked at Harper College in Palatine, Illinois for over 10 years. For most of her life, she served in various hospitals in the Chicago land area. She also became a real-estate agent, but returned to nursing later in life.

She had three children with her first husband, Richard Holleran of Chicago. She remarried in 1970 to John Flanigan who passed away one year later.

Mary Lou attended Grace Gospel Center, Bensenville, Illinois. Mary Lou practiced alternative medicine and enjoyed motorcycle driving, square dancing, reading, and playing with cats.

She is survived by her sons Joe and Rick Holleran of Chicago, her brother, Joe Runtz, and several other relatives.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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John Abrams

June 11, 2021

Joseph, Kate and family,

We are so sorry to hear that Ms. Mary Lou has passed, but we are convinced that she is happy and healthy with our Lord now. She was very much loved and continues to be missed from our neighborhood.

God bless you all, you are in our prayers,

Residents and staff of Snow Street Place Apartments