Mandleen Hanson, known to most as Mandy, of Washington, MO departed this life in St. Clair, MO on July 6, 2018, having reached the age of ninety years, four months and seven days. Mandy was born in Knox City, TX, on February 29, 1928, daughter of Simon Peter Lowrey and Zora Bell Lowrey née Stephens.
Mandy is survived by four children, Rayleen Hallum of Sutter Creek, CA, Kenneth Hallum and wife, Carol, of Farmington, NM, George Hallum and wife, Pam, of St. Clair, MO and Terry Hanson and wife, Megan, of San Juanico, Mexico; by one brother, Kenneth Lowrey and wife, Vicki, of Union, MO; by many grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, a niece and her family, cousins and many friends.
Mandy was preceded in death by her parents, Simon and Zora Lowrey; by her husband, Wayne Hanson, and by one son, E.Y. Hallum.
Mandy was a Christian, believing in the Lord as her Savior. She was an outgoing person and a lady in every sense of the word. For over twenty-five years, she was the owner and Chief Executive Officer of Par-Way Tryson Company in St. Clair, MO. She lived an active life and enjoyed many hobbies and interests, including snow skiing, playing tennis, golf and dancing. Traveling was a favorite pastime and she was a member of the Over The Hill Gang Travel Club. She loved to laugh and have a good time. Singing karaoke was always a favorite. She was happiest when surrounded by her family and friends. Each of her children held a special place in her heart.
A loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, cousin and friend, she will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved her.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to The Potter’s House Church, 7130 S. 400 West #3, Midvale, UT 84047. The family entrusted the care of their loved one to Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO 63077.