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Myrna E. Flanagan, 75

MEREDITH — Myrna Elaine Flanagan, 75, a lifelong resident of Meredith, died October 15, 2013 at Lakes Region General Hospital, surrounded by her loving family, after a period of declining health.

Myrna was born in Laconia, the daughter of Lawton and Dorothy (Hackett) Niles. She graduated from Meredith High School in 1955. She later met the love of her life, Charles Flanagan, and they married in 1961. The couple recently celebrated 52 years of marriage.

Myrna worked for a number of years at Allen Rogers in Laconia before her employment at Blaisdell Insurance Agency in Meredith where she worked for the next 40 years until her retirement in 1999.

Myrna was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed time with family and friends and loved the holidays, never missing an opportunity to decorate no matter what the occasion. She was well known for her quick wit and humor, which helped put everyone at ease even in the most trying times.

Myrna is survived by her husband of 52 years, Charles S. Flanagan, of Meredith, NH; two children, Jill Flanagan, of Laconia, and Todd Flanagan and wife Tessa, of Epsom; brother, Howard Niles and wife Emmy, of Holderness; sister, Janet (Niles) Beaudoin and husband Richard, of Laconia, as well as several nieces and nephews. Myrna also leaves behind the special treasures of her life: grandchildren, Chelsea Sanders, of Laconia, and Patrick and Colin Flanagan, of Epsom.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Lakes Region General Healthcare's Senior Services Unit as well as Central New Hampshire VNA and Hospice for the kind and compassionate care given to Myrna as she said goodbye to family and friends this week.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Myrna's memory may be made to the Salvation Army, 177 Union Avenue, Laconia, NH 03246

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the Meredith Village Cemetery (Route 3), Meredith. Rev. Russell Rowland, pastor of the 1st Congregational Church of Meredith, will officiate.

Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Myrna's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

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