Alma Jane B. Flinn

Bedford - Alma Jane B. Flinn, 95, of Bedford and Bloomington passed away March 2 at her residence in Irving, TX.  Jane was born August 3, 1922 to James Loran and Frances Burks of Ellettsville.

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend.

She is preceded in death by her husband J. Robert “Bob” Flinn, her daughter Judith K. Murray of Bedford and Little Rock, Ark., her granddaughter Jane K. Murray of Little Rock, her brothers Jack and James Burks, and sisters Marguerite Delaney and Virginia Riggs. She is survived by her sister Fredonna Curry of Bloomington, son in-law Mike Murray of Little Rock, Ark., two grandsons Michael Murray of Chapel Hill, N.C. and Patrick Murray of Irving, Tex., and four great grandchildren Miles Murray (Emilie) of Perth, Australia, Clare Murray of Austin, Tex., Eleanor Murray of Chapel Hill, N.C., and Izgi Ozel of Los Angeles, Cal. 

Jane worked in cost accounting for the Department of the Navy during World War II and soon after at Central Foundry in Bedford. There she met a handsome young naval veteran named Bob Flinn, whom she eventually married, and theirs was a beautiful marriage until his death in 2015. Jane also became a sought after court reporter handling legal depositions throughout Southern Indiana, and Bob was always there to proofread every word.

Jane was a member of the Dunn Memorial Hospital Board of Directors during its period of expansion, as well as the Dunn Foundation. She was a charter member of the Dunn Auxiliary Pink Ladies.  She served many years at St. John's Episcopal Church of Bedford.

Jane was very talented in needlework, knitting, gardening, and loved to cook and bake. She was always proud of her garden, especially her roses and pansies.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Friday, March 9th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Joan Smoke officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 am until the hour of service on Friday March 9th at Day and Carter Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bedford North Lawrence Scholarship Foundation, Attention: Kim Gillespie, P.O. Box 729, Bedford, Indiana 47421.  Please state “in memory of Jane and Bob Flinn”. Family and friends may express condolences at