Mary Elaine Hanson, 69

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Mary Elaine Hanson, 69

Mary Elaine Hanson, age 69

Mary Elaine Hanson, of Newton, Illinois, passed away at 9:45 AM – Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at her home.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM – Sunday, December 11, 2016, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, Illinois, with Mike Knepper officiating.  Burial will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Newton, Illinois.  Visitation will be held 6:00-8:00 PM – Saturday, December 10, 2016, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, Illinois.   In loving memory of Elaine, memorials may be made to the Jasper County Cancer Fund PO Box 333 Newton, Illinois 62448.

Mary Elaine was born on March 18, 1947, in Hidalgo, Illinois, the daughter of Arthur Clarence and Ruby Joyce (Groves) Neese.  She married Robert Lee Hanson on October 28, 1972, in Newton, Illinois, and he preceded her in death on September 28, 2011.

Elaine was a homemaker and loving mother and grandmother.  She was a member of the Central Christian Church in Newton.

Elaine enjoyed photography, crafting, sewing, crocheting and making quilts.  She loved to read her Bible and spending time with her family.


Elaine is survived by:

Daughters – Bobbie J. Miller of Newton, Illinois

Brooke (Tom) Bridges of Newton, Illinois

Carol (Mark) Nichols of Kansas, Illinois

Sister – Judy (Tom) Carter of Casey, Illinois

Brother – Arnold (Mary) Neese of Toledo, Illinois

Grandchildren – Josiah (Cassandra) Nichols, Michelle (Thomas) Rieke, Natalee Miller,

Adam Bridges and Blaine Miller.

A Great Grandchild is expected to be born in January 2017.

Several nieces and nephews

Elaine was preceded in death by her parents, husband, grandchildren Samuel Miller and Marlee Bridges, brother Ronald Neese and a special niece Tennille Sharp.

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