November 20, 1977 – June 10, 2021
Lee Ann Flynn, 64, of Bedford passed away on Thursday, June 10, 2021, at 8:12 p.m. at IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington.
She was born in Bedford on November 20, 1956, to Lee Thompson and Phyllis (Lundy) Thompson. Lee Ann married William “Bill” Flynn on November 25, 1977, and he survives, she was retired and previously worked at Dunn
Hospital in Bedford.
Survivors include her husband, William “Bill’ Flynn of Bedford, two sons, David (Kim) Flynn of Noblesville, Daniel (Veronica) Flynn of Bedford, one daughter, Jennifer Flynn-McCormick and husband Eric of Greenwood, five grandchildren, Christopher Holman, Gabriel Holman, Riley Flynn, Gavin Flynn, and Violet Flynn, three sisters, Rena Jackson of Bedford, Lyn McPike of Bedford and Penny Hutchens of Bedford.
Lee Ann was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Phyllis Jo Hanners, one brother, Gary Brown, and one grandchild, Marshall Flynn.
In addition to her immediate family, LeeAnn was very close with many other friends and extended family members, acting as a stand-in mom for anyone who needed one. She was even given the special designation of Aunt Gee by her great-nieces and great-nephews, who she loved like grandchildren.
LeeAnn was a person who loved children her whole life, especially babies. She was exactly the person who you would call for advice whenever you needed help with a sick baby, a childcare question, or really for any practical advice. She was always ready to give out a bit of pragmatic wisdom, a good recipe, or just tell you not to bathe the kids until you were a little bit calmer.
She also loved to travel, whether it was across the country or just for a day in Nashville or French Lick. When she couldn’t travel in person, she loved going places through stories. It didn’t matter if it was books, movies, plays, or just a good yarn; she relished a good story. She was a lifelong reader who thought there was something to be learned from any book and loved sharing her books and love of reading with her loved ones.
More than maybe anything, LeeAnn was known for her sense of humor in any situation. She loved puzzles and games and was a formidable opponent in most card or board games, but would have everyone laughing the whole time she was beating them. Her laugh and her sense of humor were present in even the hardest situations, and right up to the end of her time here with us.
In planning for this time, it was her request that everyone “skip the funeral, and go straight to the wake”. As such, the family would like to invite family and friends to drop in and share stories and memories at a celebration of life gathering on Saturday, June 19, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford.