Edna Patch Hanks
Graveside services for Edna Patch Hanks, 95, Girard, were Friday, June 23, at McKee Cemetery near Hallowell with the Rev. Jan S. Veatch-Yoger officiating.
Mrs. Hanks died Tuesday, June 20, 2006, at the Girard Hospital after a sudden illness.
She was born Oct. 12, 1911, in rural Hallowell, the daughter of Harman S. and Nettie Lewis Patch. She lived in Cherokee, Labette and Crawford counties in Kansas and Barton County, Mo.
Mrs. Hanks and her husband established a family farm southwest of Girard in 1943. They were charter members of Producer's Co-Op in Girard.
She was a longtime sewing leader for the Meyers Mixers 4-H Club and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Mrs. Hanks actively participated in the family dairy and raised poultry until her death.
She married Earl Wesley Hanks in January 1930. He died on Dec. 1, 1980.
Survivors include a son, Harman Earl Hanks, Girard; a daughter, Gloria Darlene Slapar, Eudora; two sisters, Maud Griffitt, Oswego, and Mattie Fornelli, Lawrence; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A brother, John Patch, and two sisters, Mabel Chase and Ruth Guy preceded her in death.
The family suggests memorials to the Crawford Country Fair Association Grand Stand Fund, sent in care of Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home, P.O. Box 258, Girard 66743.