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Phyllis Shelby Hanna

May 15, 1926 May 9, 2019
Phyllis Shelby Hanna
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Obituary for Phyllis Shelby Hanna

Phyllis Hanna, six days shy of her 93rd birthday, died on May 9, 2019 after a short illness. Born in Charlestown, IN, she was the daughter of Dr. William Dana Shelby & Dr. Elizabeth Carper Shelby. Phyllis graduated from Indiana University& was married to Charles Morton Hanna, Jr. Together they raised four children, Jill Hanna (Rich Haley), Lyle Shelby Hanna (Mary Diane), William Morton Hanna (Nancy) & Patrick Carper Hanna (Lynn).

She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Dustin Hanna (Lisbet), Ramey Hanna, Jaime Haley (Erin Fortney), Casey Haley (Lori), Brent Shelby Hanna, Colin Hanna & William Hanna & seven great-grandchildren, Chloe, Riley & Lilly Haley, Alexis & Reese Hanna, Zachary & Delaney Hanna.

While the children were young, Phyllis was a home manager & full-time child educator. She later devoted herself both to volunteering for non-profit groups & was employed by the University of Kentucky Council on Aging to develop programs for retired students for the “Emeritus Corps” where she managed the correspondence course program. Along with Charlie & others, she helped found Habitat for Humanity in Lexington. She started Blessings in a Backpack in Lexington & was in the Mother-to-Mother program where she mentored a young mother for over twenty years. Phyllis was an active leader at Hunter Presbyterian Church for over 50 years where she served on the Session & belonged to the Presbyterian Women of Hunter. In spite of being shy, Phyllis was a bright light to her family, friends & others around her & worked quietly & tirelessly to help others in need.

We will celebrate Phyllis’ life on Sunday, May 19 at 4:30 pm at Hunter Presbyterian Church, 109 Rosemont Garden.Visitation is at 3:30 & a reception will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hunter Presbyterian Church.


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Visitation

Sunday

19

May

3:30 PM 5/19/2019 3:30:00 PM - 4:30 PM 5/19/2019 4:30:00 PM
Hunter Presbyterian Church

109 Rosemont Garden
Lexington, KY 40503

Hunter Presbyterian Church
109 Rosemont Garden Lexington 40503 KY
United States

Funeral Service

Sunday

19

May

4:30 PM 5/19/2019 4:30:00 PM - 5:30 PM 5/19/2019 5:30:00 PM
Hunter Presbyterian Church

109 Rosemont Garden
Lexington, KY 40503

Hunter Presbyterian Church
109 Rosemont Garden Lexington 40503 KY
United States

Reception

Sunday

19

May

5:00 PM 5/19/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 5/19/2019 7:00:00 PM
Hunter Presbyterian Church

109 Rosemont Garden
Lexington, KY 40503

Hunter Presbyterian Church
109 Rosemont Garden Lexington 40503 KY
United States
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