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Marilyn R. Hanson

February 23, 1928 - February 15, 2009

Marilyn R. Hanson, 80, of Connersville, died Sunday, February 15th, 2009 at Reid Hospital, Richmond.
Marilyn was born February 23rd, 1928 in Connersville, the only child of Fay and Rachel Ball Sherry. She was a 1946 graduate of Connersville High School and was married to B. Hollis Hanson March 13, 1948 at Central Christian Church. They owned and operated Hanson Heights Farm which was well known for raising and showing registered purebred shorthorn cattle. Marilyn helped organize the Indiana chapter of the Shorthorn Lassie Queens. She was a member of Central Christian Church, Tri Kappa Sorority and ADOU. She enjoyed playing bridge with her friends and spent her leisure time creating needlework, paintings and stained glass.
Marilyn is survived by her daughter: Malinda H. Taylor of Connersville; five grandchildren and their spouses: Bettina Rose and Jason, Benjamin “Bo” Hanson and Ashley, Emily Sebree, all of Connersville, David Hanson and Amy, Amy Sebree, all of Indianapolis; eight great-grandchildren and her Jack Russell terrier: Sophie.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband who died in 2003; a son: Ward Hanson II who died in 1981; and a son-in-law: Stephen L. Taylor who died in 2000.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Myers Chapel, Connersville with Rev. Alan Terlep of the Central Christian officiating. Interment will take place in Dale Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Friends may visit at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday where memorial contributions may be made to the Nan Gray Lockhart Fund or to Central Christian Church. For additional information and to sign the online guest book, visit www.ShowalterBlackwellLong.com.

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Born: February 23, 1928
Place of Birth: Fayette County, IN
Death: February 15, 2009
Place of Death: Richmond, IN

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