Hanlon Frieda Hopkins Hanlon, 89, of Marysville, died Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Carriage Court Assisted Living in Marysville with her two daughters by her side. Despite living with dementia for several years, she maintained an active daily lifestyle with the loving help of Carriage Court caregivers and family. She graduated in 1943 from Cincinnati Withrow High School where she was a member of Alpha Beta Kappa. Following graduation, she became an associate of Hilton-Davis Chemical Company for several years. She married her high school sweetheart, Jack Hanlon, following his World War II service in the United States Army Air Corps. Throughout his career as an educator, she was a dutiful and gracious spouse of a high school teacher, coach and principal. She was respectfully admired by her husband's colleagues, students and ballplayers. As his career developed, the family lived in various Ohio school districts, including Cincinnati, Ashland, Heath and finally, from 1971 to 1985, Grandview Heights. Following retirement, she and her husband moved to Englewood, Florida. They later relocated back to Ohio at the Otterbein retirement community in Lebanon where her husband passed away in 2006. She moved to Marysville in 2010 to be closer to family. She was of the Presbyterian faith and enjoyed quilting, reading and gardening. She will be tenderly remembered for her welcoming style and maintaining loveliness and warmth throughout her homes. Above all, she was a devoted wife and dedicated mother and grandmother. She was born June 10, 1925 in Cincinnati to the late Maurice and Eva Whitson Hopkins. She was also predeceased by her husband John R. Hanlon and a brother-and sister-in-law Pat and LaVerne Hanlon. She is survived by two daughters, Mardy (Steve) Hanlon-Stolte of Marysville and Jennie (Thomas) Holsinger of Richmond, VA; two grandsons, Chip Gerstenmaier and Jack Gerstenmaier, both of Richmond, VA; three sisters-in-law, Ann (Jack) Callahan, Susan Collopy and Judy Gellenbeck; and many nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 14, 2014 at UNDERWOOD FUNERL HOME, 703 East Fifth Street, Marysville. Rev. John M. Groat will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to a
. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.
Underwood Funeral Home
703 East Fifth Street Marysville, OH 43040
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Aug. 20, 2014