Obituary published in The Oklahoman, July 20, 1996
Geraldine Frensley Hanna went to be with the Lord Saturday after a nearly five-year battle with cancer.
She was born on March 18, 1916 in Lone Grove, Oklahoma and grew up in Ardmore, Oklahoma. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1938 with a B.S. in Accounting. Jerry was employed by OG&E in Ardmore for many years. She met her husband Harry R. Hanna while he was stationed in Ardmore during World War II. They moved to Oklahoma City in 1952, and Jerry took a job as bookkeeper with a fledgling law partnership between Kenneth McAfee and Richard Taft. Forty-four years and several hundred lawyers later, she was still employed by McAfee & Taft at the time of her death.
She was also an active member of and dedicated worker at Linwood United Methodist Church for over forty years. She played the piano for the Builders Sunday School Class for many years and was a member of the Madeline Klepper Circle. Throughout her life Jerry put the welfare of others ahead of her own. For many years she cared for persons confined at home or in nursing homes.
The last few difficult months of her life were made much more tolerable to her thanks to the loving care given to her by her family and the ladies of Hospice of Oklahoma County. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1973 and by all three of her siblings: Eloise Winston, Mona Ruth Calloway and Travis Frensley. She is survived by two sons and their spouses, Terry and Max Anna Hanna of Oklahoma City and David and Judy Hanna of Edmond; seven grandchildren, Travis, Taylor and Molly Jo Hanna and Christy, Angela, Lindsey and Drew Jackson Hanna; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be at Linwood United Methodist Church, 3034 N.W. 17th, OKC, at 10:00 a.m., Monday, Dr. Gene Hunt officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Ardmore. Those wishing to remember Geraldine may make donations either to the American Cancer Society or Hospice of Oklahoma County. Well done His good and faithful servant.