Judy Hann 1940-2014

Judith L. “Judy” Hann, 74, of Holton, passed away Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at The Pines in Holton.

She was born Aug. 6, 1940 in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Albert F. and Ruth Alline (Trevett) Hann.

Judy graduated from Holton High School in 1958 and attended the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla., where she affiliated with Delta Zeta Sorority. She graduated from Clarks School of Business in Topeka. Judy worked for Holton Transport, Inc. for 33 years and owned and operated De­tails, Inc. (a dress and jewelry shop) for almost 10 years. She later worked as manager for United Pe­troleum Transport for one year.

Judy was a member of Evangel United Methodist Church, past President of The Pilot Club of Holton and past Convention Chairman of Kansas and Missouri Pilot Clubs. She attended conven­tions in Atlantic City, N.J., and San Francisco, Calif. She was past President of the All Star Club and a member of Eastern Star and had re­ceived her 50-year pin. Judy was a Girl Scout Leader, a Red Cross swim teacher, a member of Heart of Jackson Human Society, Holton Hospital Auxiliary and Notloh Card Club for more than 35 years.

Judy gave private swimming les­sons for 10 years; she started teaching when she was in seventh grade. She gave private baton les­sons and was the first student of Holton High School to twirl a fire baton. She also gave private piano lessons in Topeka on an electric keyboard. After retirement, Judy enjoyed helping decorate wedding cakes with flowers and greenery at expressions Gifts and Flowers. 

She was preceded in death by her father, Al Hann, in 1989; her mother, Alline Hann, in 2004; a brother, Carl Hann, in 1998; and her goddaughter, Kadi Branam, in 1997.

Judy is survived by her close friend of 50 years, Rogette Branam (Jay) of Holton; her godchildren, Lesley Harris (Dan), JJ Swindale (Kevin) and Brett Branam, all of Holton; her great-godchildren, Morgan Thompson (Jarrod), Cait­lyn Cashier, Blake Harris, Scott Cashier, Garrett Harris and Tyler Harris; her great-great-goddaugh­ter, Anberlyn Thompson; and sev­eral cousins.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Family will greet friends from 9:30 a.m. until service time. Inurnment will be held in Holton Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Heart of Jackson Humane Society, sent in care of Mercer Fu­neral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. Mercer Funeral Home in Holton is in charge of arrange­ments.

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