In Memory of
Veda Analee

Obituary for Veda Flanigan

Veda Analee Flanigan, nee DeSpain, 76, of Lebanon, IL, born November 17, 1941 in St Louis, MO, passed away at her home on Monday, January 29, 2018.

Veda was a member of Moline Baptist Church in Riverview, MO where her father pastored for many years. Veda worked as a dispatch supervisor for Laclede Gas for over 20 years. She loved ancestry. Her hobby was making a DeSpain Family Album which included 17 generations all the way from 1880 through present.

Veda was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Virginia M. DeSpain, nee Whitener; and brother, Ben Clarence DeSpain.

Surviving are her son, Jerry Flanigan of Lebanon, IL; friend and caregiver, Brenda Peterson of Lebanon, IL; longtime friend and companion, Hurley Huett of St. Genevieve, MO; one grandchild, Heather Nicole Malony; three great-grandchildren, Tristan Flanigan, Noah Malony, Payton Malony; two “grandchildren”, Jaden Huett and Jillian Huett.

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Memorial visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on Friday, February 2, 2018 at Schildknecht Funeral Home, 301 South Lincoln Avenue, O’Fallon, IL 62269.

Memorial services will be held on Friday, February 2, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Ed DeSpain officiating.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Schildknecht Funeral Home.