Nora Marie Hanley of Taylorville

Nora Marie Hanley, 89, of Taylorville passed away at 7:15pm, Thursday July 14, 2011 at Taylorville Care Center. She was born May 17, 1922 in Vandalia Illinois, the daughter of Clifford and Julia Jeffs Hanley. She graduated form the Edith I Heller School of Beautyin in 1941. She worked as a beautician form 1941 until 1949. In 1949 she graduated form the National college for Christian Workers in Kansas City Missouri. She also graduated form Scarritt College for Christian Workers in Nashville, Tennessee in 1975. She was commissioned as a Deaconess in the United Methodist Church in June 1949. She served as an education assistanat at the First United Methodist Church in Kewanee, Illinois and St. James United Methodist Chruch in Danville, Illinois. she served as Director of Iowa National Hall in Des Moines, Iowa, a home for 150 young women. In Lansing Michigan she served as the Director of Christian Education. Nora was a member of the Taylorville First United Methodist Church where she had worked as a Deaconess, Director of Christian Education, and Director of Caring Ministry. She retired in 1987, and continued to remain active in many aspects of the church.

She is survived by her brother Earl R Hanley (Ellen) on Wentsville, Missouri, Nieces Verna Anderson of Moline, IL, Janet Verscheure (Gerald, of Geneseo, Carol Bressner (Tom) of Moweaqua, Judy O'Dell (Larry) of Greenville, Vickie Hutchcraft (David) of Vandalia, Nephews Gary Revis (Dana) of Katy, Texas, Donald Smail (Sharon) of Brownstown, and Dennis Smail of Vandalia, and Jack Hanley, 21 Great Nieces and Nephews, 12 Great Great Nieces and Nephews. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Brothers Calving Hanley, Kenneth Hanley, Samuel Hanley, Sisters Hazel Lindquist, June Revis, Johanna Smail, and one Nephews.

Visitation will be held Monday form 5 until 7 p.m. at McClure Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday July, 19 2011 at the Taylorville First United Methodist church with Gary Revis and Rev. Becky Lembke officiating. Burial will take place at 2 p.m. in the Evans Cemetery, Vandalia. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Taylorville.

Arrangements by McClure Funeral Home, Taylorville, IL

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