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Elaine B. Hansen

September 16, 1922 — June 30, 2012

York resident, Elaine B. Hansen 89, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2012 at the York General Hearthstone Assisted Living, York, NE. Celebration of life will be Monday, July 9, 2012 at 10:30 am at the Arbor Drive Community Church in York, NE. Graveside service will follow at 2:30 pm at the Kenesaw Cemetery in Kenesaw, NE with a celebration of life following the graveside at the Kenesaw United Methodist Church in Kenesaw, NE. There will be no book signing. Condolences may be sent to the family from Memorials may be given to the Kenesaw United Methodist Church or the Angel Tree Prison Fellowship. Mom was born September 16, 1922 to John and Gladys Pearl (Knight) Parman in Mazomanie, Wisconsin. Mom graduated from the Saux City High School in Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin. Mom married James W. Hansen in September of 1944. Mom was a partner with her husband in serving in several United Methodist pastorates in northern Wisconsin and in Elmwood, Lincoln St. Luke, Grand Island First and Kenesaw, NE. Mom traveled extensively Across Nebraska leading workshops for the United Methodist Sunday School and Vacation Bible School teachers. Mom taught Sunday school from her ten years until recently and was involved in the music program in many of the churches they served. Mom was active in local and district United Methodist Women, the Hastings After Five Christian Womens Club and Walk to Emmaus. Also mom was a Certified Lay Speaker in the United Methodist Church and led worship service in her local church and many other churches in the district and Haven Home, in Kenesaw, NE, where mom was also the assistant activities director. The last two years mom made her home in York, NE living with her daughter, Laurie and son in law Dan. During this time she made many close friends and became a part of the body of the Arbor Drive Community Church where mom attended the Sr. Adult Sunday School and the ladies Bible Studies and always looked forward to her favorite day of the week for Sunday worship. How fitting moms first day of rejoicing in Heaven was a Sunday. Mom is survived by one daughter Laurie Fazel and husband Dan of York, NE, three sons, Michael Hansen and wife Mariane of Blumington, Minn., Patrick Hansen and wife Virginia of Hastings, NE and Lyndon Hansen and wife Sandy of Columbus, NE, and two foster children, Cynthia Jones of Hastings, NE and Jay LeGrand of Lincoln, NE, 12 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, 3, foster grandchildren and 6 foster great grandchildren, four sisters, Janice Orcutt, Kate Barsness, Bev Nelson and Donna Obright, and two brothers, Art Parman and Jim Parman. Mom was preceded in death by her parents, her husband James in 1999, four brothers, Allen, Paul, Jack and Phillip, one foster son, Duane Jones and one foster great grandchild.

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