Hugh Hanna - Class of 1954, Warrensburg H.S., Warrensburg, MO
( - 2/9/2010)
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Dr. Hugh Allen Hanna M.D., 73, of Warrensburg, passed away on February 9th, 2010 at 4:21 PM at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg, MO.
He was born May 7, 1936, in Warrensburg, Missouri, the son of Roxie Pauline Beard Hanna and Zade Blackburn Hanna. Hugh attended the Warrensburg Public Schools, graduating from Warrensburg High School in 1954. Beginning at the age of 12, he worked full time jobs while attending school. Some of these include Browns Shoe Co., Warrensburg Star Journal, Merchant Messenger, and many years at a local gas station called Tip Top Service Station. As a hard worker he also worked various farming, harvesting, and sales jobs. He went on to attend Central Missouri State College (now UCM) where he received a Bachelor of Arts degrees in Chemistry and Biology in 1958. During his college days, he was employed by the Biology and Chemistry departments as a Lab Instructor, additionally tutoring students in the field of mathematics. He was also active in various athletic and honorary groups: he was president of the Sigma Zeta honorary fraternity, vice president of the Phi Sigma Pi educational fraternity, and a member of the Prexy Club. Following graduation from college, Hugh was accepted and attended Kansas University School of Medicine. On May 31, 1959, he and Margurite Joann Cooper were married in Warrensburg at the home of Dr. & Mrs. Robert Lee Cooper, 411 West Gay St., the brides parents. In 1962 Hugh graduated from Kansas University School of Medicine and continued on to a one-year rotating-internship at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix, AZ. Dr. Hanna then completed a one year general surgery residency at the Denver General Hospital Trauma Center in Denver, CO before moving to Columbia where he completed the remaining three years of the General Surgery Residency. During his years in medical school and residency, he was involved in numerous research projects, several of which were published in medical journals and presented to medical groups. In June 1967, Dr. Hanna established a Medical-Surgical Practice on Market Street, in Warrensburg. In 1972, he moved his practice to 510 E. Gay Street where he continued to practice until his retirement in 1998, following a 5 vessel heart by-pass. Before and during retirement, Dr. Hanna was active on a number of committees and boards. These included, but were not limited to the First Star Bank Board (now US Bank), Friends of Western Missouri Medical Center, Warrensburg Economic Development Corporation, Warrensburg Planning and Zoning Commission, Western Missouri Medical Center Board of Trustees; he was an original board member of the CMSU Foundation Board, and the Whiteman Air Force Base Planning and Zoning Commission. He was also a member of the American Medical Association, Missouri State Medical Society, Missouri State Surgical Society, Southern Medical Association, UCM Alumni Association, University of Kansas Alumni Association and University of Missouri Alumni Association. In his free time, Dr Hanna enjoyed coaching his sons and grandchildren in little league basketball, farming and real estate. In addition to his accomplishments in medicine and surgery, he was also instrumental in developing Hanna Estates, Allen Acres and Hazelwood. During retirement he enjoyed having coffee with friends, checking his cattle, fishing, hunting and following his grandchildrens sports activities. He and his wife have traveled to numerous states for the aforementioned basketball and volleyball tournaments. He is survived by his wife, Marguerite Joann Hanna of Warrensburg; three sons, Stephen Allen and wife, Sherrilyn of Aldie, VA; Dr. Michael Allen and wife, Jennifer; and Jeffery Allen of Warrensburg; grandchildren, Joshua Allen, of Blacksburg, VA; Marguerite Frances of Azusa, CA; Juliane Aileen of Aldie, VA; Nicholas Michael of Warrensburg, MO and Sarah Smidt of Warrensburg; a sister, Rita Fern Mantell of Layton, UT; a half-brother, Larry Hanna; and four nieces and two nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 13, 2010 at the First Baptist Church in Warrensburg, with interment to follow in Sunset Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church.
Pallbearers are Jim Hull, Don Cleveland, Bob Compton, Dr. Dan Smith, Dr. Jerry Ragland, Dr. Joel Dickmann, Dr. M. Shridharani, and Dr. Syed Hasan. Honorary Pallbearers are the WMMC Board of Trustees (Dennis Boling, Pauline Hibdon, Larry Purcell, and Dr. Stephanie Long), Henry Feldman, Dr. Brad Carper, Craig Marks, Dr. J.B. Astik, Clayton Bond, Chuck Simmons, Dr. D. Singh, and James H. Houx.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to be directed to the Dr. Hugh Hanna Memorial Scholarship Fund. Williams Funeral Chapel in (Reported by: Brian Ridge)
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