Dortha Pearl Hannon, 97, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Windsor Place in Coffeyville.
Dortha was born on May 4, 1917 in Edna, Kansas to Henry and Nancy Hayes. She grew up in Edna, Kansas and attended school as Rose Hill near Edna.
On April 19, 1935 she was married to the love of her life, Pierce E. Hannon. The couple made their home in Welch, Oklahoma where they worked on their ranch. On January 8, 1936 they gave birth to their son, Leonard Wauyaugh Hannon. The family later moved to Edna, Kansas where they made their home. Dortha worked in assembly at Orderns Plant in Parsons, Kansas.
In their younger years she and Pierce loved to go out dancing. In their later years they spent a great deal of time enjoying travels with senior bus tours to all kinds of places. Dortha had made afghans for several family members as a past time. Most of all she had an enormous passion for helping people. For anyone at any time she made herself available to help others and took great pride in doing so.
She was a member of the Elm Christian Church in rural Edna, Kansas and a member of the Eastern Star with the Edna Chapter.
Surviving to cherish her memory are her granddaughters, Patty Mosley of Cameron, Oklahoma and Debbie Wier of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; six great grandchildren and eighteen great-great grandchildren; along with a host of relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Nancy; loving husbnd, Pierce; son, Leonard and sisters, Elizabeth Littlebridge, Opal Spencer, twins, Alma Majors and Alta Foister.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel in Coffeyville, Kansas. Pastor Fred Wooldridge will officiate. Burial will follow at the North Edna Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday, May 1, 2015 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. The family will greet friends Friday evening at the funeral home from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
The family suggests memorial contributions can be made payable to the American Cancer Society; these may also be left with the funeral home.