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Obituary for Jane Hanel

Jane Lee Hanel, 87, of Boone passed away January 27, 2017 at Mary Greeley Medical Center.

Jane was born in Boone, Iowa on December 30, 1929, the daughter of William and Bernice (Lainsin) Johnstone. She graduated from Boone High School in 1948 and attended college at the University of Iowa. Jane married Darrell Hanel on February 11, 1951 at the First Presbyterian Church in Boone. Jane was passionate about sports. She began the youth basketball program at YMCA in Boone. Jane was an avid golfer winning multiple club championships at the Boone Golf and Country Club as well as golfing various courses around the country. She excelled at baton twirling and enjoyed teaching others how to twirl. Jane adored animals and found much joy in bird watching and wrote numerous articles about different species of birds for the AARP.

She is preceded in death by her parents; one brother, William Robert; four sisters, Jean, Jackie, Jenet, Jill and one son, Blake. Jane is survived by her husband of 65 years, Darrell of Boone; daughter Diane (Darin) Olofson; grandchildren, Joel (Courtney) Davidson and Baylee Davidson; two great-grandchildren, Madelyn and Sam.

Following her wishes, she has been cremated. There is no public visitation or memorial service planned. The family requests that friends write a personal remembrance note of Jane's life and send to the family.

In memory of Jane, memorials may be made to the Boone Area Humane Society in Boone, Iowa.


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