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Roy Thurman Hannah

Roy Thurman Hannah
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May 09, 1922 -- Sunday, March 20, 2016
Visitation Information:
Service Information: His life will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at First Baptist Church in Moberly, MO. The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. with the service to begin at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at Oakland Cemetery in Moberly, MO. Arrangements are in the care of Patton Funeral Home in Huntsville, MO.
Contributions: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Missouri Baptist Children’s Home, 11300 St. Charles Rock Road, Bridgton, MO 63044.


Roy Thurman Hannah, 93, formerly of Moberly, MO, passed away on March 20, 2016, in Blue Springs, MO, where he had lived with his son and family for the past four years. Roy was born on May 9, 1922, in Huntsville, MO, to Charles N. and Lillie (Barron) Hannah. He married Margie Helen Reed on February 26, 1949. They were happily married for 50 years before she preceded him in death on April 11, 1999.

Roy enlisted in the United State Marine Corps during World War II where he participated in battles in Pelelieu and Okinawa. He was honorably discharged as a Corporal. Having grown up during the Great Depression he began working as a young child in the family coal mine business. As an adult he first worked for Brown Shoe Company and then became a telegraph operator with the Wabash Railroad. As a telegraph operator he worked at several towns and cities in the Moberly railroad division. Roy was the district chairman of the Telegrapher’s Union of the local Moberly division, he also served as the general secretary and treasurer of the Telegrapher’s Union for the Wabash Railroad, Ann Arbor Railroad and the Detroit, Toledo and Ironton Railroad. When he retired Roy was the chief clerk of the Moberly railroad yard office. He was a former deacon of the First Baptist Church in Moberly and a long-time member of the Masonic Order. During his lifetime Roy assisted in the starting of several new churches.

Survivors include two daughters, Kristie Jordan and Gloria Hannah of Grand Ledge, MI; one son, Steven Hannah and his wife, Maggie, of Blue Springs, MO; two grandsons, Jared Jordan and his wife Stephanie, and Joshua Hannah and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was predeceased in death by an infant daughter, Carol Suzanne, and three brothers and one sister.

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