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William (Bill) Flaherty

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of William (Bill) Flaherty of Nixa on July 10, 2021. Bill was born in Phoenix, AZ on June 29, 1933. After serving in the US Army during the Korean war, he went back to school for a degree in engineering from the Arizona State University. Bill had a successful career for over 20 years at Ball Aerospace in Boulder, Colorado. He was instrumental in the successful completion and launches of many space programs, including the Hubble Space Telescope. Bill leaves behind his wife, Barbara; two sons, David and Patrick, and their families, and two stepsons; Dean and Jason, and their families, and a brother; Jack, and his families, and his little princess; his dog, Bailey. To honor Bill’s request, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the C.A.R.E. facility. Cremation Rites have been accorded under the care of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, MO.

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Bill was one of my favorite people at Ball. He was a great mentor and friend. Thoughts and prayers to his family.

Nione Rhodin Jul 16 2021 12:00 AM