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Joan Search Hanson, 78, of Franklin, PA died Thursday, January 3, 2013, A daughter of Hendrick M. and Marion Farrell Search, she was born April 4, 1934, in Philadelphia. She attended Margaret Hall School in Versailles, KY and was graduated from Dana Hall School, Wellesley, MA and in 1956 from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. On June 29, 1957, she married Kenneth L. Hanson of Bloomington, IL. Mr. Hanson preceded her in death on April 21, 2010. They lived in New Haven, CT, Springfield, MA, State College, PA and for 27 years in Hinsdale, IL, where she was active in the Grace Episcopal Church, where she served as president of the Altar Guild Society and manager of the church gift shop and was involved with the Hinsdale Humane Society. She and Mr. Hanson moved to Franklin, PA in 1991. Mrs. Hanson was a Board Certified Genealogist and with her husband published a number of books concerning Venango County. She was a member of the National Society of the Colonial Dames and the Daughters of the American Revolution. Joan is survived by her daughter Amanda Gambony of Franklin. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her son, John, in 1995 and her son-in-law, Randy L. Gambony, in 2008. Friends will be received in the Huff Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 312 W. Park St., Franklin from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Monday. Funeral services will be held in St. John's Episcopal Church at 11 a.m. Tuesday . Interment will follow in the Franklin Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Venango County Humane Society, P.O. Box 1045, Oil City PA 16301, the Venango County Historical Society, P.O.Box 101, Franklin PA 16323 or Shepherd's Green Food Pantry, St. John's Episcopal Church, P.O.Box 550., Franklin PA 16323. Online condolences, flowers or sympathy cards may be sent to family by visiting www.HuffFuneral.com
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Jan. 6, 2013
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