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Karen Hanna

Karen Hanna

Karen Lavonne, nee Whalen, Hanna, 68, of Marissa, IL; formerly of Frankton, IN; born on August 11, 1949 in Anthony, KS; passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in O’Fallon, IL.

Mrs. Hanna worked for many years as a bookkeeper for the Church of God Missionary Board. She attended Anderson University and graduated with honors with a bachelor’s degree in business. She was a member of Parkplace Church of God in Anderson, IN and attended Friedens United Church of Christ in Marissa, IL. Most of all Karen was a loving wife and a wonderful mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents – Paul and Thelma, nee Jones, Whalen. One daughter in infancy – Christina. One brother – Russell Whalen.

She is survived by her husband – Larry Hanna whom she married on June 17, 1969 in Chesterfield, IN. Her children – Christopher (Joyce) Hanna of Valparaiso, IN. Patricia (Joseph) Woodley of Columbus, OH. Her grandchildren – Isaiah Woodley; Makaila Devaney; Ava Devaney; Brenner Hanna. One sister – Janice Whalen-Fitts of Culpepper, VA.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

Memorials may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm and at Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Home in Anderson, IN on Friday, December 29, 2017 from 9:00am to 11:00am.

Funeral: Services will be held at Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Home in Anderson, IN on Friday, December 29, 2017 at 11:00am.

Interment: Burial will be held in Maplewood Cemetery in Anderson, IN.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Administrator says:

    Larry,Christopher& Patricia, I can’t say how shocked I was to see this about Karen. I know it has been many years since I have seen any of you but in my heart we are family! Karen was such a good person – I will always have such great memories of our times together in Frankton. My love & Prayers to you all.

    Posted by: Marcia Douglas – Elwood, IN – Friend Dec 23, 2017

  2. Administrator says:

    Please accept our heartfelt sympathy. Will be praying that God’s loving arms will hold and comfort you.

    Posted by: Don and Forothy Bollmeier – Friend Dec 25, 2017

  3. Administrator says:

    I don’t know Karen. I just saw her photo and her smile.
    I do not mean to intrude, but for some reason, her photo seemed to jump out, and it touched me.

    From her picture, it immediately became clear that she was a good person, A happy and joyful person that could have been a friend. A person who changed things by her mere presence. Please accept my condolences.

    As you continue to reflect on Karens

    … more

    Posted by: J Morris – IL Jan 01, 2018

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