Vesta J. Hanson, 96, daughter of Frank Dennis and Mary Roberts Dennis, was born Feb. 24, 1904, in the Pine Creek community. She died Jan. 25, 2001, at Houston House. She married David Hanson of the Sargent community Dec. 24, 1924. They had four children. The Hansons lived on a farm at Elk Creek for 49 years. When her health permitted, she worked in her yard and flowers, read, sewed and quilted. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 61 years; one brother, Alva Dennis; one son, Derrell Hanson; and two granddaughters. Surviving are four children, Dale Hanson of Washington, Ill., Willard Hanson of Peoria, Ill., Everet Hanson of Canton, Ill., and Vera Gladden of Houston; two sisters, Mildred Lovan and Bertha Siegrist of Willow Springs; 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Services were Jan. 27 at the Elliott-Gentry Funeral Home in Cabool with the Rev. Lewis Lowe officiating. Burial was in the Cabool Cemetery.”

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