Jean F. Hanway, 92, of Francesville, formerly of Monon, passed away, Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at Parkview Haven in Francesville.
She was born on April 15, 1927 in East St. Louis, IL to the late Clarence and Melva (Strickland) Fein. She grew up and graduated in the St. Louis area.
Jean was the widow of Thad Hanway. They met on a blind date and married October 15, 1949 and were married for 47 years until he passed away on January 18, 1996.
Jean was a graduate of Butler University. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Monticello, where she was past president of the Ladies Circle, sang in the choir and was also an elder. Her life's work was a teacher. She taught English, P.E. and Special Education in the White County area. Jean volunteered her time at the Logansport Mental Hospital and collected food for the Red Cross. She loved being around cats, reading, watching TV, listening to music and visiting with family. Jean also enjoyed playing Bridge and doing needlepoint. Jean enjoyed watching golf and basketball. She was a collector of cat figurines and windmills. Her family was most important and brought her comfort and pleasure.
She is survived by three sons, Bruce (Pam) Hanway of Monticello, Curt Hanway of Monon, and Brad (Sherry) Hanway of Ft. Wayne; two daughters, Laurie Schlegelmilch of Bozeman, MT and Lisa (David) Faber of Sandusky, OH; and nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, Jean was also preceded in death by a brother and a sister.
Visitation will be on December 19, from 3pm to 4:30pm at Springer Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home. A memorial service will follow at 4:30pm.
A private burial will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be given to: Happy Tails Animal Care Center, PO Box 374, Buffalo, Indiana 47925. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Messages of condolence may be extended at www.springerfuneralhome.com