Doreen Vera May Hannemann, 92, passed away after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease, Friday, December 4, 2020 at Legacy Nursing Home in Salina, KS. She was born November 2, 1928 in Dorset County England, the eldest of three daughters, to John Alfred James Hodder and Ivy (Florence) Hodder. She was baptized and confirmed in the Anglican Church where she sang in the choir.
During WWII, Doreen was a member of the Civil Defense Corps and also active in amateur theater and musicals. She met her husband Adolph while he was stationed in her village prior to D-Day. They were married by proxy in 1946 followed by a church wedding at the Bethany Baptist Church in Lincoln County in 1947. She enjoyed sewing cooking, gardening, and life on the farm.
Doreen is survived by her sons, Greg Hannemann of Gypsum and Adrian Hannemann (Becky) of Assaria; daughter, Opal Schulz (Dan) of Brookville; grandchildren, Amanda Gerhardt (Brandon) and Maxwell Hannemann (Laura); great grandchildren, Hadlea, England, Conner, and Riley Hannemann, Lillian Hall, and super special great grandson Evan Gerhardt as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Adolph; grandson, Cole Schulz; great grandson, Sammy Peterson; an infant son; and sisters, Ruby and Joan.
A family graveside service will take place Monday December 7, 2020 at Prairie Grove Cemetery in Lincoln County.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Windsor/Legacy Nursing Home in Salina for their loving care and support.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Lincoln Carnegie Library or the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, c/o, Parsons Funeral Home – Hall Chapel, 111 E. Elm St., Lincoln, KS 67455.
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