Agnes M. (Flynn) O’Connor
December 13, 1928 – May 16, 2021
Agnes “Ag” Marie Flynn O’Connor passed away Sunday, May 16, 2021, in Omaha, Nebraska. She was born December 13, 1928 in Omaha, the second child born of John A. and Margaret Fitzgerald Flynn’s five children. Preceded in death by husband, Robert E. O’Connor; stillborn daughter, Maureen A. O’Connor; parents; brother, Monsignor John A. Flynn; sister, Inez C. Flynn O’Malley; brothers-in law, Michael J. Haller, MD, Terrance J. O’Malley. Ag is survived by children, Robert E. O’Connor, Jr. (Cyndy Peacock), Margaret Anne “Margo” O’Connor Bieker (Robert J.Bieker), Mark B. O’Connor; sister, Margaret J. Flynn Haller; brother, David J. Flynn (Diane); grandchildren: Maureen O’Connor Ord, Kate O’Connor Hunley, Megan Bieker Jeffrey, Clare Bieker Liston; eight great-grandchildren.
VISITATION observing CDC guidelines: Thursday, May 20th from 9:30am to 10:30am at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church., 2110 S. 32nd Street followed by MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL at 10:30am. Interment: Calvary Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart or Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.
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Death of Agnes Marie Flynn O’Connor
On Sunday, May 16, 2021, Agnes Marie Flynn O’Connor passed away in Omaha, Nebraska. She was born December 13, 1928 in Omaha, the second child of John A. and Margaret (Fitzgerald) Flynn’s five children. She was preceded in death by husband, Robert E. O’Connor; stillborn daughter, Maureen A. O’Connor; parents; brother, Monsignor John A. Flynn; sister, Inez C. Flynn O’Malley.
Ag is survived by children: Robert E. O’Connor, Jr. (Cyndy Peacock), Margaret Anne “Margo” Bieker (Robert Bieker), Mark B. O’Connor; sister, Margaret J. (Flynn) Haller; brother, David J. Flynn (Diane); grandchildren: Maureen (O’Connor) Ord, Kate (O’Connor) Hunley, Megan (Bieker) Jeffrey, and Clare (Bieker) Liston; eight great-grandchildren.
Ag never wasted an opportunity to use the gifts God gave her. As a loving daughter, wife, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, she made caring for those she loved her full-time job. When her husband needed a hand at his law office, she would be there in a jiffy – taking short-hand, transcribing dictations, and organizing case files. When her children were young, she spent her time volunteering at Our Lady of Lourdes School just to be closer to them. When they went off to college, she went back to school herself, continuing her love of learning at Creighton University. She always said “idle hands make idle minds” so she took on any role that she knew would benefit from her contributions. Whether she was a “pink lady” at Archbishop Bergan Mercy Hospital or the Manager of Rose Lodge Restaurant, Ag was always inserting herself in the places where she could solve the problems. Well into her 60s, she picked up the phone and told the company across the street “I’m a 65 year old widow that can use a computer and you’re going to need me.” Sure enough, they did, and Ag got her first “full time job” at Enron as an administrative assistant where she stayed for 10 years.
Ag’s proudest achievement was writing and self-publishing a book about her husband’s journey with lung cancer, Cancer Patience. The book, taken from her daily journals, is a helpful guide for cancer patients and caregivers and a love story at the same time, chronicling the couple’s enhanced closeness. “We talked less but said more,” Ag would say.
The Celebration of Ag O’Connor’s life will take place on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.
9:30 – Visitation
10:30 – Mass of the Christian Burial
All memorials should be directed to Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart, 3601 Burt Street, Omaha, and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 2110 South 32nd Avenue, Omaha, Nebraska