In memory of
Elynor M. Flegel
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In memory of
Elynor M. Flegel
Flegel, Elynor M. January 18, 2021. After a long and protracted illness, we have lost our beloved Elynor – wife, mother, friend, family matriarch, and community leader. Daughter to late Allen B. and late Betty (Kunin) Keyser, wife of S. Leslie Flegel, mother to Jason (Carole) Flegel, Mark Flegel and Lauren (Darryl) Sagel, grandmother to Dylan and Brooke Flegel, Graham and Alexa Sagel, sister to Craig (Mimi) Keyser and late Randy Keyser, sister-in-law to late Gloria (late Allan) Molasky, aunt to late Mark Molasky, Marti (Barry) Simon, Adam (Kathy) Keyser and Elise (Connor) Sloan. Elynor Keyser Flegel came of age in the early 1960's. She impeccably embodied the era – possessing the beauty and style of Betty Draper along with the intelligence and worldview of Betty Friedan. From there, she evolved with every decade, blazing trails with a particular emphasis on education, social advocacy and philanthropic financial development. She earned two degrees from Washington University and started her career working with hearing impaired children. As part of her diverse career, she served as Vice President of Advancement at Webster University, where she raised the funds to build the Sverdrup Complex and created the Daniel Webster Society. She also engaged in several philanthropic projects and initiatives. They include serving on the board of several organizations; NAMI St. Louis (President), Forest Park Forever (including restoration of Flegel Falls), St. Louis Crisis Nursery, Naples Botanical Gardens, the Jewish Community Center, Jewish Family and Children's Services, National Council of Jewish Women (Vice President), Jewish Book Festival (Founder), and Victim's Service Council. In 2011, Elynor and Leslie founded the Program for Entrepreneurship at the University of Missouri's Business School. Above all, Elynor truly loved and cherished her family. She had the unique ability to interact with people in accordance with their own needs, abilities, and personality, and this was evident in how she expressed her love for her family. An excellent cook, she had an iconic tradition of Friday Night dinners and homemade Gefilte Fish, and frequently hosted functions, parties, and dinners for friends and family. In 2013 Elynor contracted a rare form of Parkinson's Disease which progressively and profoundly affected her mobility and ability to communicate. Despite this devastating condition, she never lost her sense of self nor her love for her friends and family, particularly her grandchildren, who continued to visit with and spend time with her through the remainder of her remarkable life. Services: A private graveside will be held on Thursday, January 21 at 1 PM. The service will be available via Live Stream for all that would like to participate. Visit bergermemorialchapel.com for Live Stream details. An in-person gathering will be scheduled for a later date. Memorial contributions preferred to Places for People or Forest Park Forever. BERGER MEMORIAL SERVICE
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9430 Olive Blvd
St Louis, MO 63132
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In memory of
Elynor M. Flegel
Flegel, Elynor M. January 18, 2021. After a long and protracted illness, we have lost our beloved Elynor – wife, mother, friend, family matriarch, and community leader. Daughter to late Allen B. and late Betty (Kunin) Keyser, wife of S. Leslie Flegel, mother to Jason (Carole) Flegel, Mark Flegel and Lauren (Darryl) Sagel, grandmother to Dylan and Brooke Flegel, Graham and Alexa Sagel, sister to Craig (Mimi) Keyser and late Randy Keyser, sister-in-law to late Gloria (late Allan) Molasky, aunt to late Mark Molasky, Marti (Barry) Simon, Adam (Kathy) Keyser and Elise (Connor) Sloan. Elynor Keyser Flegel came of age in the early 1960's. She impeccably embodied the era – possessing the beauty and style of Betty Draper along with the intelligence and worldview of Betty Friedan. From there, she evolved with every decade, blazing trails with a particular emphasis on education, social advocacy and philanthropic financial development. She earned two degrees from Washington University and started her career working with hearing impaired children. As part of her diverse career, she served as Vice President of Advancement at Webster University, where she raised the funds to build the Sverdrup Complex and created the Daniel Webster Society. She also engaged in several philanthropic projects and initiatives. They include serving on the board of several organizations; NAMI St. Louis (President), Forest Park Forever (including restoration of Flegel Falls), St. Louis Crisis Nursery, Naples Botanical Gardens, the Jewish Community Center, Jewish Family and Children's Services, National Council of Jewish Women (Vice President), Jewish Book Festival (Founder), and Victim's Service Council. In 2011, Elynor and Leslie founded the Program for Entrepreneurship at the University of Missouri's Business School. Above all, Elynor truly loved and cherished her family. She had the unique ability to interact with people in accordance with their own needs, abilities, and personality, and this was evident in how she expressed her love for her family. An excellent cook, she had an iconic tradition of Friday Night dinners and homemade Gefilte Fish, and frequently hosted functions, parties, and dinners for friends and family. In 2013 Elynor contracted a rare form of Parkinson's Disease which progressively and profoundly affected her mobility and ability to communicate. Despite this devastating condition, she never lost her sense of self nor her love for her friends and family, particularly her grandchildren, who continued to visit with and spend time with her through the remainder of her remarkable life. Services: A private graveside will be held on Thursday, January 21 at 1 PM. The service will be available via Live Stream for all that would like to participate. Visit bergermemorialchapel.com for Live Stream details. An in-person gathering will be scheduled for a later date. Memorial contributions preferred to Places for People or Forest Park Forever. BERGER MEMORIAL SERVICE
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Berger Memorial Chapel
9430 Olive Blvd
St Louis, MO 63132
Past Services ╲╱
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