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Nancy O'Flaherty obituary

Nancy J. O’Flaherty passed away Sunday, April 4, 2021 at St. Elizabeth’s Care Center in Wabasha, Minn. She was born at home on Aug. 23, 1941 in Wabasha, Minn. to Herbert and Delores (Eastman) Plank. She attended rural country schools.
    She married Virgil Sanford in 1959 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Lake City, Minn. They were later divorced. She married Mike O’Flaherty and together they raised their children in Lake City.
    She held various jobs throughout her life which brought her joy. Some of which are, The Jewell Nursery, The Anderson House, Marien’s Market and more over the years.
    She enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She loved camping, fishing, playing cards and bean bags, and just enjoying life.
    She was well known for her cooking and sewing talents. She was always there with a smile on her face to lend a helping hand whenever needed. Her motto was “No grass is gonna grow under my feet.” She lived life that way until her final years. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
    She is survived by her two sons, Wayne (Sandy) Sanford, Titusville, Fla., Louie (Deb) Sanford and one daughter, Brenda Green of Lake City. Seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren. Four sisters, Shirley Meincke, Sharon (Robert) Henning and Kathy Roberts of Lake City, Charlotte Plank, Northfield. Four brothers, Raymond Plank and John (Janet) Plank, Lake City, Jim Plank, Dodge Center, Ronnie (Sue) Plank, Northfield. Two sisters-in-law, Carol Plank and Marilyn Plank of Lake City, many nieces, nephews and cousins.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, five sisters, Ellen Mae Plank, Virginia Henning, Lois Beaham, Dorothy Blattner, Elaine Halpaus. Four brothers, Marvin Plank, Kenneth Plank, Eugene Plank, Francis Plank and son-in-law Bret Green.
    A Celebration of Life for Nancy will be held on Thursday, April 7 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at The Mahn Family Funeral Home Anderson – Peterson Chapel Lake City. Online condolences may be placed at Masks and social distancing are required.  

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