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Eleanor Elizabeth Jenkins Flanagan
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Obituary for Eleanor Elizabeth Jenkins Flanagan

Eleanor Elizabeth Jenkins Flanagan, 96, of Bridgewater, (formerly of Luray) passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

She was born in Luray on September 11, 1921, and was a daughter of the late Charles S. and Creta M. (Rodgers) Jenkins.

Eleanor was a member of First Church of the Brethren in Harrisonburg, and formerly a member of the Luray Baptist Church. She was very active in her church and devoted to her Bible studies. She was known for her walking, was an avid bingo player and enjoyed traveling. She graduated from Luray High School, class of 1939.

Eleanor was united in marriage November 23, 1945 to Raymond Vincent Flanagan, who preceded her in death on June 7, 2010.

She is survived by two sons Donald R. Flanagan and wife Constance, of Quinton, VA and Gerald V., Flanagan and wife Virginia, of Alna, ME; four grandchildren, Lara Thomas and husband Brian, Heather Roman and husband Joseph, Elizabeth Flanagan and Lewis Flanagan; five great-grandchildren, Madison Thomas, Reaghyn Thomas, Jonas Roman, Sean Roman and Liam Roman, and a niece Faye Aleshire.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Charlotte Glenrose Sutton.

A memorial service will be held at the Lantz Chapel of the Bridgewater Retirement Community at 3:00 PM on Sunday, May 20, 2018 with Rev. Beth Jarrett and Rev. Russ Barb officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Bridgewater Retirement Community, 302 N. Second St., Bridgewater, VA 22812 or First Church of the Brethren, 315 Dogwood Avenue, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

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memorial service




3:00 PM
Lantz Chapel of the Bridgewater Retirement Community

302 North Second Street
Bridgewater, VA 22812

Rev. Beth Jarrett and Rev. Russ Barb Officiating

Memorial Contribution

Bridgewater Retirement Community, Resident Care Endowment Fund

302 North Second Street
Bridgewater, VA 22812

First Church of the Brethren

315 Dogwood Avenue
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

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