Iretta A. Hanna

January 18, 1933 - March 12, 2020

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Sunday, March 15, 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Hudson-Ashley Chapel

Monday, March 16, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Salem Center Presbyterian Church


Monday, March 16, 2:00 PM
Salem Center Presbyterian Church


Iretta Alice Hanna, 87, of Hudson was born in Goshen, Indiana, January 18, 1933, and was greeted in Heaven on March 12, 2020.

Her parents were William and Helen (Scott) Bradford.

On December 20, 1969, in Helmer she married Bruce E. Hanna. He survives in Hudson.

Mrs. Hanna graduated from Goshen High School in 1951. She attended Heidleburg University in Ohio for two years. She received her bachelor’s degree from Goshen College in 1956 and her master’s degree from St. Francis College in 1969. After 36 ½ years of teaching sixth grade at Prairie Heights Community School, she retired in 1995. She continued to volunteer at Prairie Heights Middle School until she was unable, listening to sixth grade book reports.

She was an active member of the Salem Center Presbyterian Church until her death. She served on the Session, Presbyterian Women, and choir.

Iretta loved to read and embroider quilts.

Also surviving are three daughters, Helen “Lucy” (Chuck) Meeks of Hudson, Alice (John) Bremer of Howe, and Sheri (Paul) Mowery of Leo; two sons, Gary (Kathi) Hanna of Hudson and Rob Hanna of Hudson; 12 grandchildren, Kelly (David) Blackburn, Jessica Bremer, Traci (Joseph) Smith, John A. Bremer, Danielle (Andrew) Kipsey, Lindsay (Matt) Hawkins, Jarod (Molly) Mowery, Ryan (Gina) Hanna, Benjamin Hanna, Christopher Hanna, Courtney Hanna, and Chad Blankenship; 19 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Atta “Tatsy” Hayes of Rome City.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Anne Kreider and a brother, Ed Bradford.

Funeral services will be Monday, March 16, 2020, at 2 p.m. at the Salem Center Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dr. Maria Rutland officiating. Burial will be at Prince of Peace Cemetery.

Pallbearers are John A. Bremer, Ryan Hanna, Benjamin Hanna, Christopher Hanna, Jared Mowery, Andrew Kipsey, Matt Hawkins, Joseph Smith, and David Blackburn.

Calling is Sunday, March 15, 2020, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Hudson-Ashley Chapel, 612 North Main Street, Hudson and one hour prior to the service on Monday at the church.

Preferred memorials may be directed to the Salem Center Presbyterian Church or Prairie Heights Middle School Student Council.

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Marc Moore
March 17th, 2020 2:05am
Bryan, TX

Mrs. Hannah was one of my teachers my first year at Prairie Heights Middle School. Nice lady and a good teacher. Thanks to her for putting up with animals like us!

Michelle Peters
March 16th, 2020 11:05pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Heaven has recieved a lovely lady.

Traci Saylor
March 15th, 2020 1:10pm
Bradenton, FL

John and Alice - so sorry for your loss. I have such great memories of her! I’ll be praying for your family as I’m certain she will be truly missed. I’m sure she has passed on many life lessons and mush wisdom for your children to remember her by.

Jack and Carol Stroh
March 14th, 2020 11:30pm
Coldwater. MI

Se are sorry for your loss.

Bob Parker
March 14th, 2020 9:03pm


Tony and Michelle Everidge
March 14th, 2020 6:13pm

We are so sorry for the families loss. She will be missed by many.

Becky (Funk) Hillier
March 14th, 2020 3:22pm
Kendallville IN

I’ve always held a special spot in my heart for Mrs. Hanna. Not only was she an amazing teacher, she was such a beautiful person who lived through her heart. Rest in heaven. May God wrap his arms around her family and give them comfort with a lifetime of precious memories.

Chris Haire
March 14th, 2020 1:52pm
Angola, IN

Sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful teacher. May God receive her with open arms.

Marsha (Warner) Matheney
March 14th, 2020 1:27pm
New Concord, Ohio

Sorry for your loss, Uncle Bruce. Praying God’s loving arms are comforting you during this time. Sending love and prayers to you and your family.

Robert and Donna Henschen
March 14th, 2020 12:59pm
Wolcottville, IN

Such a wonderful lady, and such a vital part of the PH family when I was in school. May God comfort you all during this time as I’m sure she’s rejoicing in heaven today. With our sincere condolences.

Marilyn Warner Shields
March 14th, 2020 11:54am

We are mourning your loss with you Uncle Bruce, but celebrating her joining Jesus in Heaven. She is with our daddy now and so many other loved ones who have gone before us! Praying God puts his comforting arms around you. Much love to you.

Jenny Wolheter
March 14th, 2020 11:52am
Cochabamba, Bolivia

Mrs. Hanna was one of my favorite teachers. I learned so much from her academically, emotionally and spiritually. I spent hours with her during student council and she developed a real love of leadership in me. I’ll be forever grateful for her influence in my life. We’re praying for the family as you celebrate her life. One well lived.

Nichole Schrock
March 14th, 2020 11:48am

Wonderful lady . She will be deeply missed . Prayers for all.

Timothy R Knox
March 14th, 2020 4:42am

Rob and family, I am very sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Ward Odom
March 14th, 2020 4:29am
Browns Valley, MN

My prayers for the family and those that loved her. My faith tells me she is in a better place with no pain or suffering.

Brenda & Rick Shipe
March 14th, 2020 3:18am
Hudson IN

Heaven gained a special lady! So sorry for your loss

Sue Heath
March 14th, 2020 2:19am

Sheri and family, so sorry for your loss. Keeping all in prayer.

Darlene Warner
March 14th, 2020 2:08am

Uncle Bruce & family, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. We'll be praying for your family. May God comfort you at this time. Love you.

Mike and Angie Shaffer
March 14th, 2020 1:46am
Pleasant Lake

Bruce and family, so sorry for your loss. Prayers for all at this difficult time.

Lois Huff
March 14th, 2020 1:16am

Rob so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family

Emily Clingan
March 14th, 2020 1:01am
Hudson In

Randy kathyQuick
March 14th, 2020 12:56am

Were so sorry for your loss our prayers are with you,sending love ,hugs and kisses

Margie Smoker McDaniel
March 14th, 2020 12:44am
Pleasant Lake

Wow! What an awesome lady. So sorry for your loss, hugs, prayers, comfort, peace and much love. She will be greatly missed. Bruce & Margie

Ellen Ballinger
March 14th, 2020 12:23am
Angola Indiana

RIP Mrs. Hanna. she was my 6 Th grade teacher at Salem Center. One of my favorite teachers ❤️

Terry and Joyce Standiford
March 13th, 2020 11:31pm
Indianapolis IN

The day you walked into Uncle Bruce's life was the best day of his life, and we as extended family. Thank you for being the loving person you were.

Jeff and Madonna Courtright
March 13th, 2020 11:25pm
Bloomington, Illinois

Bruce, our deepest sympathies to you and your family during this time.

Linda (DeGraw) Schulthess
March 13th, 2020 11:21pm

So sorry for your loss, I had Mrs. Hanna for 5th and 6th grade at Salem Center School, So much respect for this teacher... RIP Mrs. Hanna

David Locke
March 13th, 2020 11:19pm
Angola, Indiana

Sorry for your loss. She was a great teacher and a good friend when I got older. She will be greatly missed. Thought and prayers to all.

Mike Fry & Shari , Meranda Fry
March 13th, 2020 11:00pm

So sorry for your loss prayers with you and your family

Vicki Warner
March 13th, 2020 10:49pm
North Ft Myers, FLORIDA

Sending love , prayers & condolences. Sorry I won’t be able to be with your time of loss.

Peggy A Graziano
March 13th, 2020 10:34pm

To one of my all time favorite teachers and customer. You had the biggest heart and I loved seeing you often in my adult years. You will be missed many many! Rest in peace and prayers to the family.

Rhonda Bartlett
March 13th, 2020 10:27pm

Prayers for the family! She was loved by many!

Diana Becker LeBrun
March 13th, 2020 10:11pm
Palm Coast, FL

Condolences to the entire family.

Penny Parker Stump
March 13th, 2020 10:08pm
Hudson Indiana

Mrs Hanna was my favorite teacher. I had her for the 6th grade at Salem Center. I always enjoyed running in to her and visiting for a while. Prayers for the family during this difficult time. RIP Mrs Hanna