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Betty Jean Hanna

April 1, 2022

Betty Jean (McGinn) Hanna, 102, homemaker and retired co-owner of Hanna Furniture Company, Inc. passed away at home April 1, 2022 surrounded by family. She was born May 10, 1919 to Margaret (O’Keefe) and John McGinn on the family farm in Sedgwick, KS. She married George J. Hanna on January 28, 1949. Betty was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Altar Society and St. Mary’s Choir. She was faithful to her hour at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Perpetual Adoration Chapel for 30 years. She joined Sorosis Club in 1967 and attained Honorary Member status. She enjoyed the fellowship and remained active until recent years. Betty’s true vocation was motherhood. She loved being a mother and raising her family. Throughout her life she nurtured many other children but was especially nurturing of her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Betty was predeceased by her husband, George; siblings and spouses: Irene McGinn, Sam (Virginia) McGinn, Florence (Doug) Stites, Kay (Lynn) Stanley and Lois (George) Miller.

Betty is survived by children Tim Hanna (Karen Klein); Mike Hanna; Kit (TR) Goering; Lee (Bob) Koehn; Teresa (Doug) Larson and Claire (Tony) Young.

Also survived by grandchildren Daniel Carothers, Meghan (Dustin) Rupp, Ben (Jennifer Hunt) Koehn; Scott (Mandy) Goering, Kelsey Goering, Joel Goering; Clay Larson, Troy Larson, Dustin Larson (Jessica Crupper) and Lindsay Larson; great grandchildren Connor Reed, Harper Rupp, Destiny Ruff, Giana Holland, Jack and George Koehn and Norah Goering and Ethan, Journey and Jax Larson.  Betty is also  survived by numerous nieces, nephews.

Rosary at Petersen Funeral Home at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, April 7, 2022 Led by the Legion of Mary. Following Rosary the family will receive friends at Petersen Funeral Home.  Mass of the Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m., Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church with The Reverend Thomas Welk Celebrant and The Reverend Nicholas Voelker Con-Celebrant. Burial will be in the St. Mary Cemetery Newton.

Memorials have been established in lieu of flowers with St. Mary’s Catholic School, Newton Public Library Building Fund and Harry Hynes Hospice, and may be left with Petersen Funeral Home.

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15 thoughts on “Betty Jean Hanna

  1. Betty was such a kind,sweet and happy lady. She had a wicked sense of humor. She will be missed.

  2. Betty was one of the most amazing ladies I have ever known. Strong, courageous,intelligent,beautiful on the inside and out. Deeply kind, and passed those traits on to her her beautiful family! She has left us all with wonderful memories and I feel so blessed to have known her. Rest in heavenly peace Betty!

  3. Rest In Peace Betty. I believe that everyone she came in contact with understood what a loving person she was. It is comforting to know that she is no longer in pain and is reuniting with loved ones in Heaven.

  4. I am so sorry to hear about your mother. She was one of the kindest people I know!

    My prayers are with all of her family.

    Love you,
    Cousin Michelle Hanna Wilkins
    Dallas, TX

  5. I cannot say Enough good things about this great, beautiful & cherished Friend! Although we all (Our family) here grieve w/ her ‘passing, know that we will Never forget her & her kind deeds! Rest well dear!

  6. Betty was definitely the kindest aunt I could ever have. She was always there when I needed her. I loved listening to the stories she told about raising her kids. I will miss her terribly but I know she is happy to be at home now.

  7. Kit and TR, Our deepest sympathies to you and the entire Hanna family.

    Deb and Howie Teitelbaum

  8. I will remain ever grateful for calling Betty my friend. She was a gifted storyteller. I so enjoyed learning about her life and her family. She dearly loved her children and grandchildren and her grands. Each of them were so special to her. She was always encouraging people to find joy and humor in life. I will miss her. Prayers for your family as you grieve this great loss.

  9. Kit TR and family
    Sending our Deepest sympathies on the passing of your mother–beautiful and remarkable woman.

  10. RIP, Betty always had a big simile on her face that light up the room. Truly a wonderful lady. Our sympathies to the entire Hanna family

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