May 2, 1926 – September 20, 2016
Alma Mae “Ann” O’Flaherty, nee Thompson, age 90, born May 2, 1926 in Washington Park, died at her home in O’Fallon, Ill. on September 20, 2016. Her daughter, Cynthia O’Flaherty, granddaughter Kate O’Flaherty, her son-in-law Gerald Montroy and niece Rebecca Bailey were with her at the time of her death.
Alma worked at Edison Brothers Shoe Factory in St Louis for 37 years before she retired in 1990. Her daughter, Patricia O’Flaherty lived with her until “Patty” died of cancer in 2003. She then moved to her home in Villa Hills and lived there with her niece Rebecca Bailey. After her Parkinson’s disease advanced and became disabling, she moved to O’Fallon and was cared for by her daughter “Cindy” along with other caregivers.
Following her retirement, she loved to go to Bingo with her sister Betty Greene and watch television with her dog Buttercup.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Helen and Edgar Thompson; her brothers, Elmer and Eugene Thompson; a sister and brother in law, Esther and Jim Payne.
She is survived by her sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty and Harry Greene and Marcella and Art Dixon; a daughter, Cynthia O’Flaherty and her husband Gerald Montroy; and her granddaughter, Kate O’Flaherty.
The family requests memorials are made to Family Hospice, 5110 West Main Street, Belleville, IL, 62226.
Visitation was held on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 10 – 11 a.m. at St. Nicholas Church Chapel, 625 St. Nicholas Drive, O’Fallon, IL 62269.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church-Mary’s Chapel, O’Fallon, IL, with Father Roger Karban officiating. Interment followed at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Kassly Mortuary Ltd.