Faye Pauline Hanna, 94, Neodesha, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2008 at Golden Keys Nursing Home.
The daughter of John Russell and Leona Estella Black Hicks, she was born Dec. 18, 1913 in Neodesha, where she received her education.
On Oct. 19, 1930 she was united in marriage to David M. Hanna in Neodesha. He preceded her in death in 1973.
She was employed at the Army Ammunition Plant in Parsons during WWII. She later worked at various occupations before retiring. While living in Neodesha she and her husband were active in the First Church of God.
In 1959 the couple moved to Chanute where she was very involved in the Church of Nazarene. In 1998 she received the Distinguished Service Award from the Church of the Nazarene recognizing her 48 years of service as a Sunday School teacher and her many years as NWMS president and council member.
Survivors include a daughter, Joyce Joan Lakey and husband, Leroy, Anderson, Ind.; a son, Donnie R. Hanna, Chanute; daughter-in-law Nancy Hanna, Neodesha; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren and to stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a son, David, five sisters, Marie, Grace, Ruth, Evesta and Ruby, three brothers, Roy, Ralph and Loren.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Penwell-Gabel Loran Facett Chapel. A memorial service honoring her life and birthday will be held Thursday, Dec. 18 at Bible Baptist Church, Pastor DeWayne Prosser officiating. Inurnment will be in Neodesha Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Harry Hynes Hospice and may be left with the funeral home, 704 Indiana, Neodesha.