Woodward County Obituaries



Elsie Mae (Pierce) Hanan
15 Oct 1900 - 27 Oct 1984

Woodward Daily Press
04 Nov 1984

Elsie Mae Hanan, daughter of Will H. and Nola Stanberry Pierce, was born near Doniphan, Missouri, on October 15, 1900. She passed from this life and entered Life Eternal on October 27, 1984, in the Vici Convalesent Home, Vici. Mrs. Hanan was eighty-four years of age.

In her early childhood Elsie Mae moved with her parents to a homestead north-east of Arnett where she lived until her marriage.

On February 24, 1921, Elsie Mae Pierce was united in marriage to Ralph Hanan at the Dan Bosley home east of Gage. They established their home near Gage where they lived until 1927. Two daughters, Helen and Donna, and two sons, Eldon and Bob, were born to this union.

In 1927 the Ralph Hanan family moved to a farm five miles northeast of Arnett where Mrs. Hanan was to live for the next fifty-five years of her life. These were beautiful years where there was much love and friendship: love for one another and for friends and neighbors, friendship for all who came within their realm of life.

Mrs. Hanan was a member of the Arnett Church of Christ. Christian love, living, and caring was evident in all that she said and did. Her days were filled with kindness and tenderness for all those about her.

Her special interests in life were her Church and her family. Her most beloved hobby was caring for her plants and flowers.

In 1982, following several months of failing health, special nursing care was required for her comfort and well being. She then entered the Vici Nursing Home where she remained these past two years of her life.

Mrs. Hanan was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Will H. Pierce, three sisters, Grace Dawson, Lena Pierce, and Billie Cantrell; four brothers, Nona, Noel, Billy, and Walcie Pierce. She is survived by her husband, Ralph Hanan, of the home near Arnett, their four children, Helen Sherrill and Eldon Hanan both of Arnett, Donna McNeely of Oklahoma City, and Bob Hanan of Stroud; three sisters, Vina Willis of Doniphan, Missouri, Leona Woodworth of Hammond, Indiana, Leta Fielder of Harper, Kansas, and one brother, Cecil Pierce of Lakeland, Florida; 9 grandchildren, 8 treat grandchildren, a number of nieces and nephews, other loved ones, and a host of treasured friends.

Services were at the Church of Christ, Arnett with F. D. Edward and Ray Don Jackson, Church of Christ, Woodward Officiating. Burial was at the Debolt Cemetery, Arnett.

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