Aug. 10 Obituaries
Jo Ervin Bailey Flynn, 94, of Santa Fe, N.M. and Snyder, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018.
Graveside service for Mrs. Flynn will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hillside Memorial Gardens under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 6-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Jo was born on Oct. 12, 1923 in Lamesa to Annie and Ervin Thomas Bailey. She married Emil Douglas Flynn on May 3, 1943 in Louisville, Ky., when they were both 19. Following the end of World War II, they moved to New Jersey, Va. and finally to Snyder in 1957. In Snyder, she returned to college and finished her degree at Texas Tech and subsequently taught home economics and art at Lamar Junior High School for many years. Following her retirement from the Snyder public schools, she and her husband travelled extensively in Europe and the Pacific.
Jo was involved in all types of art and loved doing anything that was creative. In her early years, she focused on painting and drawing, but later she moved onto fiber arts. She collected raw wool from her travels, experimented with all types of dyes, spun her own thread and worked at weaving a variety of pieces. She frequently put on spinning demonstrations for area school children and at the National Ranching Heritage Center in Lubbock.
She was an active member of the Cosmorama Study Club and Daughters of the American Revolution and ardent supporter of the local library and the Scurry County Historical Society.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Survivors include her children, John and his wife, Vicki, of Santa Fe, N.M., Mike and his wife, Laura, of San Rafael, Calif. and Tim and his wife, Maria, of Kalaheo, Hawaii; two sisters Glenna Keesee of Lubbock and Anna Sears of Snyder; two brothers-in-law, Roland R. Flynn of Hackettstown, N.J. and Joseph Rhodes of Mendham, N.J.; one sister-in-law, Ann Flynn of Wilmington, Del.; eight grandchildren, Scott, Shannon, Brian, Colin, Michelle, Windsor, Christopher and Lily; eight great-grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces; and by friends too numerous to mention whose love and care was made abundantly clear to both her and her family during this last year.
Memorials may be made to Friends of the Library, P.O. Box 293, Snyder, TX 79549.
Online condolences may be posted at www.bellcypertseale.com.
Guy Mark “Bo” Lowrance, 64, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018.
Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are pending at Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.