Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

March 28, 2013

Ralston Hanna


Effingham Daily News

---- — Ralson Hanna

St. Elmo

Ralston Xon Hanna, 80, of St. Elmo, passed away at 12:13 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Elmo United Methodist Church, St. Elmo. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Kinmundy, with military rites by St. Elmo American Legion Post 420 and Altamont VFW Post 7676. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church with Masonic rites at 7 p.m. and one hour at the church prior to funeral service. Memorials are requested to the St. Elmo veteran’s war memorial. C&A Pagel Funeral Home, St. Elmo, is handling arrangements.

Xon was born on March 15, 1933, in Kinmundy, the son of Ralston “Ross” D. and Pearl M. (Jackson) Hanna. He married Glenna Kay Dugan on Dec. 28, 1958, at Centralia, and she survives.

He owned and worked Hanna Farm and Auto Supply Store, St. Elmo, for 33 years. He was a member of St. Elmo United Methodist Church, St. Elmo American Legion Post 420 for 50 years, lifetime member of the Altamont VFW Post 7676, St. Elmo Masonic Lodge 769, Vandalia Radio Club, Wabash Telegraph Club out of Terra Haute, Ind., volunteer at Monticello Railroad Museum, past organizer and member of SEBA, CDAP Loan Committee, HAMM radio operator and enjoyed motorcycle riding. Xon was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War, serving on the USS Rochester CA124 in the Pacific from 1953 to 1957.

In addition to his wife, Kay of St. Elmo, he is survived by his daughter, Stacy (husband, Mark) Elliott of St. Elmo; grandchildren, Emily Hanna, Caleb (wife, Tiffany) Kuebler and Hannah Elliott, all of St. Elmo; great-granddaughter; Adalynn Grace Elliott of St. Elmo; sisters-in-law, Daisy Hanna of Panama City Beach, Fla., Sue Dugan of Centralia and Betty (husband, Cecil) Roper of Centralia; brother-in-law, George (wife, Leah) Dugan of Golconda; nephew, Randy Hanna of Hawaii; and niece, Nancy Byker of Breckenridge, Colo.

Proceeding him in death were his parents; son, Brad Xon Hanna; brother, Duane Hanna; and brother-in-law, Bob Dugan.

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