Jesse Flanigan


Jesse Flanigan

Jesse Flanigan

Jesse Flanigan, 93, of Carmi, Ill., died Wednesday June 18, 2014, at the Mount Vernon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Mount Vernon, Ind. He was born March 19, 1921, in Kell, Ill., the son of Florence (Woodward) Meurer.
Jesse had worked in the oil fields for most of his life. He served as a 1st Lieutenant in the United States Air Force during WWII. He was a B-24 Pilot with the 8th Air Force, 409th Squadron out of Norwich, England. He flew 29 combat missions in the European Theater. He was shot down over Lipsig, Germany and was a POW for two years.
He is survived by his wife, Lynn Cook Flanigan of Carmi; his daughter, Cheri (Ronald) Blackburn of Mount Vernon, Ind.; two grandchildren, Dwayne Hardin of Nashville,Tenn. and Angela Doherty of Mount Vernon; three great-grandchildren, Austin McDurmon and Grant and Shiann Doherty.
Military graveside rites were held at 11 a.m. On Friday June 20, 2014, at Panther Fork Cemetery at Texico, Ill. The Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi, Ill. was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com

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