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Robert Michael Hanna Sr.

December 10, 1948 — May 21, 2022

Robert Michael Hanna Sr., 73, of Taylorville, passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Taylorville, Ill.

He was born on December 10, 1948, in Moline, Ill. the son of Robert Marion Hanna and Dorothy (Stumpf) Wyles. Robert married Elizabeth “Betty” Marie Booker on April 30, 1976, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Taylorville. Robert worked at Lehn & Fink Products Group for 25 years where he met many good friends including Jack Barrick and son John who became his second family. Together they lived out their passion for sprint car racing on the dirt tracks. Robert also enjoyed fishing, hunting, guns, tinkering in his shop or working on his prize possession, his 1936 Ford Pickup.

Robert is survived by his wife: Elizabeth, son: Robert (Crystal) Hanna Jr. of Taylorville, Ill., daughter: Michelle (Rex) Ring of Lebanon, Mo., grandchildren: Morgan Ring, Sierra Sakautzky, Gregory Schiche, brother: Happy Hanna of Edinburg, Ill., sister: Jean Petitt of Owaneco, Ill and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by parents and a sister: Susan Hanna.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 26, ,2022 from 5-7 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, Ill. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, May 27, 2022, at 10 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville and burial will be immediately following in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, Ill. The family invites you for lunch and to share memories at Manner’s Park Chautauqua Pavilion after services are complete.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73123-1718
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  1. Louise Bailor Goyhenetche on May 26, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    My sympathy goes out to you and your family. I know this is a difficult time for you. All the kind messages doesn’t take away the pain, I know. Not sure if you remember who I am but we carpooled together many years ago

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