Bernice May Flynn, 85, Vassar: Nov. 14, 2020 – Sept. 2, 1935

VASSAR, Kan. – Bernice May (Soverns) Flynn, 85, departed this life Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Kansas City, Kan. She was born Sept. 2, 1935, in Kansas City, the daughter of Robert and Bertha (Krautlarger) Soverns.

She graduated in 1953 from Central High School, in Kansas City.

Bernice worked in her early years in retail at F.W. Woolworths. She later was employed at TG&Y, a variety store in Kansas City, and retired in 1992.

On March 31, 1980, Bernice was united in marriage to John Joseph Flynn Jr., in Oklahoma. They shared more than 40 years of marriage before John passed away a few months ago on Aug. 30, 2020.

Bernice was a member of the Greenwood Baptist Church, Pomona, Kans. She enjoyed caring for her animals, crocheting, shopping and traveling, specifically her favorite destination to Branson, Mo. Bernice loved to cook and was known for her homemade fudge and peanut brittle.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John Flynn Jr.; two sisters, Louise Orndorff and Doris Rasch; and a stepson, Ronald M. Flynn.

Bernice is survived by her daughter, Sandy Belknap, of Kansas City; stepdaughter, Becky Noone (Donnie), Kansas City; stepson, Larry J. Flynn, Overland Park, Kan.; two brothers, Carl and Robert Jr. Soverns, both of Kansas City; sister, Linda Rolland, Kansas City, Mo.; and two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at the Feltner Funeral Home, Lyndon, Kan., with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow to the Vassar Cemetery, Vassar, Kan. The family will also greet friends 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, at Feltner Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Help House, Lyndon, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Condolences can be left at www.feltnerfuneralhome.com.

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