Grace E. Hanson

Grace E. Hanson, 97, of Greencastle, passed away Friday, Dec. 18, 2015 at Mill Pond Health Campus in Greencastle.

Born Feb. 8, 1918 in Bloomfield, she was the daughter of Elmer and Effie Mae (Denman) Floyd.

Grace graduated from Bloomfield High School in 1936 and also graduated from Royal Beauty Academy. She was a beautician for 48 years.

During World War II she was a member of Jonesboro Home Defense, Ambulance Corps at Marion.

She was a member of the Bloomfield First Christian Church and enjoyed her flowers and gardening.

Grace is survived by three nephews, Harry Fuller of Bloomfield, Murl Summerville of Bloomington and William Floyd of North Carolina; and six nieces, Barbara Graves of Linton, Nellie Hayes and Irma Richards, both of Greencastle, June Chipman and Ann Dicks, both of Indianapolis, and Phyllis Comado of Beech Grove.

Grace was preceded in death by her husbands, Ray Bland in 1953 and Gerald Hanson in 1999; her siblings, Macal Floyd, Hazel Summerville, Helen Holley, Audrey Chipman, Doris Fuller and Max Floyd; and two nieces and two nephews.

Friends may call on Sunday from noon until the hour of service at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield.

Services will be at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Scott Chastain and Randall Brown officiating. Burial will follow at Grandview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations my be made to Riley Children’s Hospital or the charity of one’s choice.

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