Lillian C. Hanna will celebrate her 100th birthday in Carthage, Ill., on July 20. Events will include a family reunion and luncheon followed by a public reception.
A lifetime resident of Ohio, Mrs. Hanna was born and grew up in Cincinnati. Following college where she trained as a dietician she took a job in northeast Ohio at the hospital in Salem. It was there that she met her husband of 53 years, Albert Hanna. She and Albert raised four children who brought them 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
After 20 years in Salem, Albert's work in health administration took them to Troy, Ohio, where they resided over 20 years before returning to Salem and the small farm that had been home for them and their children.
Lillian remained at this family home until her 97th year, overseeing the care of both the property and the herd of beef cattle that had been Albert's hobby. When the last of her children was in high school in Troy, Lillian took a position with Children's Services in Miami County, Ohio, where she spent 19 years placing children in foster and adoptive homes. It seems she was born to be a mother and some of those children have maintained connections with her to this day. During her life she has been active in the churches where she lived and has volunteered in various community groups.
A public reception will be held in Carthage, Ill. Lillian's address for mail is 400 S. Adams St. Apt. 6, Carthage, Ill. 62321.