TROY - Marlene Hannah, 81, of Troy, passed away 4:20 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at her residence. She was born on Sept. 30, 1931, in Springfield to the late Robert Reese and Anna Ruth (Dachsteiner) Cochran. She was married to H. Duane Hannah on July 29, 1952, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 6, 2003.
Marlene is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Charlotte Hannah of Miamisburg, Scott and Georgia Hannah of London, England; one daughter, Connie Hannah of Tucson, Ariz.; and five grandchildren, Kate, Nick, Alex, Luke, and Eric. She was also preceded in death by her two sisters, Jane Lee Anders and Donna Brate.
Marlene graduated from Fredericktown High School with honors. She attended The Ohio State University
from 1949 to 1951, and graduated from Miami University in 1961, with degrees in journalism and history. She did graduate work at the University of Dayton in religion education and studies. She taught in the Troy City Schools for 26 years. She volunteered for many causes, heading up Trinity Episcopal Church's Children's Education Department for 10 years, serving on other committees, such as a charter member of Partners' in Hope, and as a 27-year member of the Troy-Miami County Library Board, as well as a member of the Troy Book Club.
A funeral service will be held 12 p.m. Monday, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy with the Rev. Charlotte Reed officiating. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Troy. Visitation will be Monday at the church from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., two hours prior to the service. Arrangements have been entrusted to Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy. Contributions may be sent in her memory to Hospice of the Miami Valley, 46 N. Detroit St., Suite B, Xenia, OH 45385. Condolences may be left for the family at www.fisher-cheneyfuneralhome.com