Reta L. Hanson

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Reta L. Hanson, age 94, of Ransomville, wife of the late Kendall M. Hanson, entered into rest on Thursday, August 15, 2019, at Lockport Rehab and HCC in Lockport, NY. Reta was born August 30, 1924 in McCool, NE. She was the daughter of the late Leonard and the late Beulah (Feather) Cantrell. She attended and graduated from Fairmont H.S in Fairmont, NE. She married Kendall M. Hanson on September 13, 1945. Reta worked for the Town of Porter as the Town Clerk for 40 years, retiring in 1994.
She was member of Ransomville Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary for 54 years, a member of the Ransomville Garden Club, member and past president of the Ransomville Library Board, member of the Youngstown Senior Citizens & Ransomville Rural Retirees, the Town of Porter Historical Society, the NYS and the Niagara County Town Clerks Associations, the Niagara County Aging Advisory Committee, the Niagara County and Town of Porter Republican Committee where she was Republican of the Year in 1990 and 1995, Niagara County Girl Scouts as a former Leader of Brownies, Juniors and Cadets, and past Board of Directors and Chairman of the Personnel Committee. Reta was a 50-year member and a THANKS badge recipient. She was a Den Mother for Cub Scouts; also a Niagara Council member of the PTA at Ransomville Elementary School. Reta was a member of the Ransomville United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women's group, also service class. Reta also taught crafts at Lew-Port Adult Ed. Program and Sunday school at church.
She is survived by her children, Donald (Renata) Hanson of Robertsdale, AL, Paul (Christina) Hanson of Golden, MO, and Diane (Russell) Horvath of Ransomville, NY; her sisters, Doris (Wendall) Smith of Lincoln, NE and Delila Snodgrass of Fairmont, NE. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Jessica (Jonna) Horvath, Erica (Darren) Kopp, Kimberly Hanson, Scott Hanson, Vickie Osborne, Jonathan Hanson, Ethan (Megan) Hanson; also nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Reta was predeceased by her sister, Alma Fitzgerald and brothers, Wayne, Donald and Leonard Cantrell.
Family and friends may call on MONDAY from 2-4 & 7-9 at the HARDISON FUNERAL HOMES INC., 3648 Ransomville Rd., Ransomville, NY 14131. Funeral services will be held on TUESDAY in the funeral home at 10:00 AM. Burial will follow in Niagara Falls Memorial Park Cemetery, TN. Lewiston, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ransomville Vol. Fire Co. Ambulance Fund, PO Box 239, Ransomville, NY 14131, or the Ransomville United Methodist Church, 2573 Youngstown Lockport Rd., Ransomville, NY 14131, or Ransomville Free Library, P.O. Box 280, Ransomville, NY 14131.
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Published on August 18, 2019
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Nancy Peet Black
Aug 20, 2019
Paul, Diane & Families - I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom, She was such a warm & friendly Lady & will be missed by all of Ransomville & Wilson. May she rest in peace. Take a moment to remember all the wonderful memories you have. Sincerely Nancy Peet Black
Catherine Emo-Tice
Aug 18, 2019
My prayers for the family. I had the pleasure of working with her for many years at the Ransomville Auxiliary. She was a wonderful caring and sharing person. She will be missed by everyone who came in contact with her.
Melody (York) Dixon
Aug 18, 2019
Reta was one of 3 mom's i had growing up.... She lived behind us...She kept me out of the creek most times as a kid. i am pretty sure i caused a few gray hairs waiting on top of the swing set for her to come out or come home and saying watch this .. and flip upside down real fast ...
She was a GREAT lady....
thoughts to the family