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Donna L. Hanken 1942 - 2021
Donna L. Hanken

LARNED — Donna L. Hanken, 79, passed away June 15, 2021 at Diversicare of Larned.

She was born May 9, 1942 in Great Bend to William and Nora Wing Mog. A lifetime area resident, she was a food service director for both USD 495 and Larned State Hospital. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Larned, where she was a Deacon and member of the Presbyterian Women. She was also a member of Fort Larned Good Sam’s Club, Pawnee County Humane Society, and she enjoyed bowling, softball, tennis, card clubs, friends, and her dogs, Lucky and Gizmo. She volunteered as a 4-H leader, the Red Cross, and with the election board.

On Sept. 31, 1961 she married Erwin Dean Hanken at Larned; he survives. Other survivors include, two daughters, Missy (Brad) Schmidt, Harrisonville, Mo., Rhonda (Steve) Molde, Wichita; a sister, Sue Seeman, Larned; five grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 19, 2021 at Beckwith Mortuary, Larned, with Pastor Bill Stapleton presiding. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, June 18, 2021 at Beckwith Mortuary. Cremation will follow the service and inurnment will be in Larned Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be given to the First Presbyterian Church, Larned, in care of Beckwith Mortuary, PO Box 477, Larned, Kansas 67550. Personal condolences may be left at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Beckwith Mortuary 

PO Box 477

Larned, KS 67550

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, June 18, 2021