Ronald V. “Ron” Flaherty, age 78, of McPherson, KS, passed away August 19, 2021, in Frankfort, KY.

Ron graduated high school in Lincoln, KS, in 1961.  Upon graduation, he joined the U.S. Army and served from 1961 to 1964.  After he served in the military, he hauled rock for Lincoln County.  He enjoyed many years and had a very successful career as a surveyor for the State of Kansas.   However, his true love was traveling the country with his wife, Nancy, and visiting many friends.  It gave him much joy to visit and talk with anyone he met.  Traveling in the motorhome all those miles meant many friends made in their RV group, Newmar Kansas Kountry Sunflowers.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elizabeth and Vincent Flaherty, and brothers, Russ and Gary.  He is survived by: his wife, Nancy of 45 years; his children, Monja Kiefer (Todd), Chris Flaherty, and Heather Silhan (Joe); grandchildren, Paige Howe (Mason), Kai Kiefer, Jordan Kiefer, Emily Silhan, Brody Flaherty, Michael Silhan, Savannah Kiefer, Madison Kiefer, and Easton Babcock; a brother, Steve Flaherty (Melissa); and many extended family and friends.

A Celebration of Life Service with military honors and lunch will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 9, at the McPherson V.F.W. Post #2715, 120 S. Taft St, McPherson, KS.

Memorial donations may be given to the Department of Development at Mayo Clinic (for MG Research) in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.

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