Saturday, April 16, 2016

Obituary -- Margaret Flattery 1926-2016

Margaret (Bunker) Flattery, age 90, of Lawrence (KS) passed away peacefully on Friday, April 8, 2016 at Brandon Woods in Lawrence. She was born on March 6, 1926 on the family farm near Grant City to Dale and Laura Davidson. She was the third of five children and graduated high school in 1943 at Sheridan. Margaret left the farm with her sisters to help the war effort. She built tail section nacelles for B-25 bombers as a riveter at the Fairfax Airport in downtown Kansas City. Later, she was a bookkeeper for many years at the W.R. Grace Seed Company.

Margaret married Harly Bunker in 1944 and they took up residence in Bonner Springs (KS). Harley preceded her in death in 1998. She married Robert Flattery in 1970 and continued to live in Bonner Springs. Margaret moved to Brandon Woods in Lawrence upon Robert's death in 2013 to be near her family. She was a member of the Edwardsville Christian Church, Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Wyandotte County Historical Society.

Margaret was preceded in death by her brother Ralph Davidson and sister-in-law Joan Davidson of Sheridan; sister Hazel Haney and brother-in-law Evart Haney of Independence; and sister-in-law Shirley Davidson.

She is survived by three sons, David Bunker (Janis) of Lawrence; Mark Bunker (Debra) of Parker (KS); and William Flattery (Mie) of Bossier City (LA); and a daughter, Jane Genett (Louis) of Denver (NC); sister Helen Brawner of Bryn Mawr (PA); and brother Allen Davidson of Mount Ayr; seven grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.

The family wishes to express their gratitude and thank the staff at Brandon Woods at Alvamar and the Douglas County Visiting Nurses Hospice. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials in Margaret's name to the Douglas County Visiting Nurses Association in care of the funeral home.

Services were held Wednesday, April 13th at the Edwardsville Christian Church in Edwardsville (KS). The Rev. Mike Vernon officiated. Interment was at the Shawnee Mission Memory Gardens at Shawnee (KS). Arrangements were under the direction of the Alden-Harrington Funeral Home of Bonner Springs (KS).

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