Ann M. Hanby, age 99, passed away Tuesday September 12, 2023, at Edgewater Place in Plain City, Ohio. She was baptized, confirmed and married at Glenwood Methodist Church, Columbus, Ohio. Many of her fondest memories were of her family's church activities: her parents singing in the choir and she and her sisters acting in plays, attending church camp and Epworth League (youth fellowship). A time she shared also with her future husband. Ann was proud of her traditional Methodist heritage going back to England. Daily devotions and prayer guided her and sustained her. She was a member of the Hilliard United Methodist Church for over 65 years. She was involved in Women's Society and Circle as well as Emmaus. She will be remembered for her listening ear and loving support of family, friends and neighbors. To many of her neighbors she was "Aunt Ann" She was grateful every day for their devotion to her in her later years. As long as she was able, Ann sent birthday cards to family and friends including each resident of Edgewater Place. Ann's love of baking was another way she shared her love. Her pies, cookies and rolls were always at the ready to boost someone's day along with perhaps a colorful bouquet from the Hanby flower garden. Her Grandchildren requested Birthday pies instead of cake.
Anna Louise McKinley was born August 13,1924 to the late Elmer Edson McKinley and Grace Pearl Parkin McKinley. She was predeceased by her husband of over 70 years Donald Winfield Hanby and her sisters, Ruth Writesel and Fay Anderson. Ann and Don grew up as classmates and friends on Whitethorne Ave, on the Hilltop in Columbus, Ohio. They graduated from West High School in 1941(Ann was16). They married May 26,1946. Ann began working immediately after high school as a secretary for West High School which soon led to a full-time position at the Columbus Board of Education. She retired in 1989. Ann and Don loved travelling in their retirement and enjoyed two trips to Great Britain as well as favorite trips to the Carolinas, Maine, and Montana. They would tell you some of their best travels were day trips in Ohio. Their biggest event each year was the annual 4th of July "Coffee & Donuts'" following the Hilliard parade. Neighbors past and present and generations of families came over the decades when they hosted the gathering. Ann believed in living your "dash"-the time between birth and death-fully and lovingly. In her final weeks she ended each conversation with "tell everyone to love each other.”
Her best family traditions live on with those that survive her: Son, Rex W. Hanby of North Carolina; daughter and son in law Camille and David Crago; Grandchildren; Clint (Christine) Crago, Mark (Jennifer) Crago and Abbie (Austin) Morgan, Great grandchildren; Gage and Bexley Crago, Alyssa, Ashley and Bryce Crago, and Max, Garrett, Graham and Brooke Morgan, all of Montana. Three nephews, a niece and their families.
Family will receive friends from 10:00a.m.-11:00a.m. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2023 at the TIDD FUNERAL HOME, PLAIN CITY-DUBLIN CHAPEL, 9720 SR 161, Plain City, OH 43064 (614)-733-0080 where her Funeral Service will follow the visitation and begin at 11:00a.m. MONDAY with Pastor Steven Cramer, officiating. Graveside burial service will be held 2:30p.m. Monday at Sunset Cemetery, Galloway, OH.
One of the best ways to honor Ann is to send a note or card to someone. She was passionate about everyone keeping in touch. Surprise someone with an unexpected card or note!
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