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Mary Lou Hanson

September 17, 1923 - April 26, 2009

SHERMAN – Mary Lou Hanson, 85, of Sherman, formerly of Springfield, died at 5:30 a.m. Sunday, April 26, 2009, at St. John’s Hospice.

She was born Sept. 17, 1923, in Springfield, the daughter of Ralph and Florence Marconi Cardoni. She married Russell R. Hanson on Feb. 7, 1942.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Russell Hanson on June 10, 2003; and a brother, Charles J. Cardoni.

She is survived by a son, David (Joyce) Hanson of Spaulding; a grandson, Jason (Jennifer) Hanson of Springfield; two great-grandchildren, Madisyn and Carter; and several cousins.

She worked as a clerk for the Illinois Department of Revenue, retiring in 1984 after 32 years of service. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Church in Springfield.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 28, 2009, at Staab Funeral Home, with

Monsignor Thomas Holinga will be officiating.

Burial will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Joseph’s Church or St. Aloysius Church.

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