Glen Hanning

Glen HanningGlen R. Hanning, 82, of Huntsville died at 12:45 p.m. March 16, 2007, at Snyder’s Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home in Rushville.

He was born Jan. 27, 1925, in rural Huntsville, a son of Joseph Warden and Ruth Jane Tyree Hanning. He married Mary Maree Bovey on Sept. 27, 1952, in Rushville.

Surviving are three daughters, Bonnie Hanning (and David Childress) of Dana, Ind., Peggy Dillon of Gaffney, S.C., and Nancy Willis of Thomson; two sons, Danny (and Janet) and Robert, both of Huntsville; one sister, Fern Moore of Rushville; one brother, Gale (and Joan) of Rushville; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Anna Mae Newton, Erma Icenogle and Hazel Hanning.

He graduated from Augusta High School in 1942 and was a life-long farmer.

He was a member of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Rushville, a charter member and past president of the Illinois Association for Advancement of Archaeology, and member and past president of Siloam Springs Earth Science Club, Geodeland Earth Science Club, Midwest Federation of Mineralogical and Geological societies, American Mineralogical and Geological Society, Two Rivers Archaeological Society and Mississippi Valley Archaeological Society.

He also was a former member and past president of Schuyler Unit District #1 School Board, served on the Schuyler Home Extension Board and was an election judge in Huntsville Township for many years.

He gave many programs on archaeology, rocks and minerals for school classes and civic groups.

He taught and called square dancing classes for Spoon River College and numerous 4-H clubs.

Services were held Monday at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville with Rev. Dr. E. Ambrose Stump and David Haney officiating. Burial was in Huntsville Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Schuyler County EMS or Snyder’s Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 3/21/2007