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 attended Park Place Church of God in Anderson, IN, and 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 and a brother, Russell Whalen.
She is survived by her husband, Larry Hanna, whom she married on June 17, 1969, in Chesterfield, her children, Christopher (Joyce) Hanna of Valparaiso, IN, Patricia (Joseph) Woodley of Columbus, OH; her grandchildren, Isaiah Woodley; Makaila Devaney; Ava Devaney, Brenner Hanna and one sister, Janice Whalen-Fitts of Culpepper, VA.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 29, 2017 at Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service. Burial will follow in East Maplewood Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at www.jdrf.org.
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