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Susan E. Flynn, 54, of New Wilmington passed away Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017.
Susan was born April 9, 1963, in New Castle, a daughter of Kenneth D. and JoAnn Cameron Van Eman.
A lifelong area resident, she graduated from the former Lawrence County Vo-Tech, where she earned her certification in cosmetology.
A homemaker for many years, Susan dedicated her life to her family, particularly her children and grandchildren. She also worked as a barista at the Starbucks located on the Westminster College campus, New Wilmington, and previously had worked as a secretary at Union High School, New Castle. Prior to having children, Susan worked as a beautician for several local salons.
She was a member of St. Mary Church and Mary, Mother of Hope Parish.
Her family brought the greatest joy to her life, and she will be dearly missed by all. Susan's four children describe their mother as selfless and brave. She will forever be their greatest role model.
Surviving are her husband, David P. Flynn, whom she married May 12, 1984; three daughters, Brittany Flynn and her fiance, Nevada Fleming, of Columbus, Ohio, Alexia Flynn of New Castle, and Noelle Flynn of New Wilmington, a son, David Flynn II, and his wife, Jessica, of New Castle; her mother, JoAnn Van Eman of Harmony, Pa.; three sisters, Maureen (Dale) Vandevort of Harmony, Darlene "Winkie" (Keith) Palladino; and JoAnn (John) Norco of New Castle; two brothers, Charles (Mary Lynn) Van Eman and Thomas Van Eman of New Castle; two grandchildren, London and Taylor Flynn; and several nieces and nephews.
Susan was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth D. Van Eman, and an infant brother, Kenneth G. Van Eman.
Calling hours will be 3 to 7 p.m. Friday (9-8-17) in J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 111 W. Falls St., New Castle.
A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be held 10 a.m. Saturday (9-9-17) in St. Mary Church, 124 N. Beaver St., New Castle, with Rev. William Siple as celebrant.
Interment wil be in St. Mary Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
Published on September 6, 2017
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