June L. Redfield Hanne
June Louise Redfield Hanne, age 103, of Manhattan, died Friday, February 17, 2017, at Stoneybrook Assisted Living North in Manhattan.
She was born to Charles H. and Nellie Dellinger Redfield on June 29, 1913, on the family farm north of Bucklin, Kansas. The fourth of seven children, June attended Pleasant Valley country school through eighth grade and graduated from Bucklin High School in 1930. She married Hugh E. Hanne on October 22,1939 in Windhorst, Kansas. They had two children, Nelda Jo and Robert Earl. June lived most of her life in Bucklin, except for a few years in California (1928) and Arizona (1939-1943, 1945-46). After Hugh’s death in 1998, June made her home with her daughter Nelda in Manhattan, Kansas.
While living in Bucklin, June held a number of jobs. In the 1930s, she was a bookkeeper for Birney Motor Supply in Bucklin. She clerked at Bud’s Drug Store and Sundries during World War II as well as at several other retail stores in Bucklin. She began cooking for the Bucklin school system in 1957, and worked there for over 35 years.
June was active in the Bucklin Christian Church. She was also an active member of the Bucklin American Legion Auxiliary. With her friend Ruth Unruh she expanded the Hilltop Budget Shop to support Hill Top House. She was an avid collector and enjoyed browsing garage sales and antiques stores with her friends. She took up painting later in life, producing many landscapes and still life paintings that are being enjoyed by her relatives and friends. Over the years, she hosted many family gatherings with her mother at the family home on Main Street.
June is survived by her daughter: Nelda Elder of Manhattan, and her son: Robert Hanne and his wife Christy of Wichita. Also surviving are her three grandchildren: Edward Elder and his wife Sara, Matthew and Benjamin Hanne and his fiancée Britt Bradley and two great grandchildren Elizabeth and David. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and their children.
At her request, June was cremated and she will be laid to rest beside her husband Hugh in the Bucklin Kansas cemetery.
Memorial services will be held in Bucklin, Kansas on April 17, 2017 with the Minnis Mortuary.
Memorials have been established for the Bucklin Community Better Life Foundation for the American Legion Building Restoration and for Grace Hospice. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas, 66502 or the Minnis Mortuary, 214 S. Main, Bucklin, Kansas 67834