Annette Celeste "Toni" Flannery, 82, of Hinton, died Saturday, May 17, 2009, in a Sioux City nursing home.
Toni was born Aug. 28, 1926, at Sibley, the daughter of E.H. and Idella (Walton) Koopman. She was raised in Sibley and graduated from Sibley High School in 1944. She graduated from U.S.D. in 1950. After graduation, she moved to Des Moines where she went to work for Younkers Department Store as a commercial artist.
On Nov. 28, 1952, she married Arthur Flannery in Sibley, during a blizzard. The couple made their home at rural Hinton where they raised three sons.
Toni lived a wonderful and full life. She traveled extensively from Hawaii to Cuba and made many trips to the city she loved, New York, N.Y. She was a traveler, not a tourist.
She was a talented artist and was known for her homemade rolls. The most important part of her life was without question, her unconditional love for her husband, her children and her grandchildren. she will be greatly missed.
She survived by her husband; her three sons, Joe (Becki), Jack (Julie) both of Hinton, and MIke (Dana) of Sioux City; three grandchildren, Kate (Dan) Fitzpatrick, Megan Flannery, Pat Flannery; and her brother, John (Jane) Koopman of Appleton, Wis.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Harold Koopman and Cedric Klippstein.
Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Larkin Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Home in Sioux City. Pastor Jason Larson of United Methodist Church of Le Mars, will officiate. Private burial will be at a later date.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.