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Margaret Mary Hanfland

July 17, 1922 - March 19, 2008

Margaret Mary Hanfland

Mattoon – Margaret Mary Hanfland, age 85, of Mattoon, passed away at 5:45 a.m., Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

The funeral mass in her honor will be held 1:00 p.m., Monday, March 24, 2008 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Reverend Dennis Kollross officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m., prior to the service, also at the church. Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Mrs. Hanfland was born July 17, 1922, in Kincaid, Illinois, the daughter of T.J. and Gertrude Jane (McClory) Anderson. She married Joseph Hanfland in San Diego, California, on March 7, 1942. He preceded her in death in April of 1984. Survivors include four children, Jane Hoover of Ft. Collins, Colorado, Julie (Ken) Midkiff of Columbia, Missouri, Tom Hanfland (Barbara) of Cape Fair, Missouri, and Phil Hanfland (Linda) of Mt. Auburn, Illinois; nine grandchildren, Susan Hoover (Kurt Griffin), Matt Hoover, Karen Hoover (Bart Hammerly), Michael Midkiff (Lisa), Charlie Midkiff (Crystal), Keri Hanfland Roark (Damon), T.J. Hanfland, Alex Hanfland, and Gretchen Hanfland; three great grandchildren, Simon, Eben, and Chloe Midkiff; one brother, Francis J. “Sam” Anderson (Liz) of Jerseyville, Illinois; one sister, Rita Deters of Champaign, Illinois; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Catherine Anderson; and a brother, Eugene “Andy” Anderson.

Mrs. Hanfland was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and had been involved in many church groups, clubs, and activities. She was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing and cooking. She had a great sense of humor and loved little children. Her greatest joy was her family and she took great pride in her Irish heritage.

Memorials are requested to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter, 303 N. Hershey Road Suite 2 A, Bloomington, Illinois 61704.

Funeral Information

The funeral mass in her honor will be held 1:00 p.m., Monday, March 24, 2008 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Reverend Dennis Kollross officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m., prior to the service, also at the church. Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Donations Information

Memorials are requested to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter, 303 N. Hershey Road Suite 2 A, Bloomington, Illinois 61704.

Margaret Mary Hanfland

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