Sep. 26, 1920 - Sep. 27, 2013
Mariann Stander Hand, 93, of Sarasota, FL and summer resident of Huron, OH, formerly of Mansfield, OH, passed away peacefully, Friday, September 27, 2013 in Chaska Beach. She was a 1938 graduate of Mansfield Senior High School and graduated from Denison University in 1942. Mariann married Avery Chapman Hand, Jr. on February 23, 1946. They celebrated 51 years of marriage, before he passed away in 1997. Mariann enjoyed golf and gardening. Mariann was a member of Selby Gardens and Associates, Sarasota chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta, and The Field Club; and former member of Bent Tree Country Club, Mote Marine, Ringling Museum of Art, and University Club.
She is survived by her four daughters, JoLynn Wright of Toronto, ON, Canada, Jill (Jon) Hautzenroeder, Huron, OH, Heidi (John) Evans, Sarasota, FL, and Holly Hand (John Rodwick), Lakeside, MT; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; her loving long-term personal assistant and caregivers Diane Smith, Wislyne Francois, and Barbara Smith; and her faithful dog, Reggie.
Her husband, Avery Chapman Hand, Jr., her brother, Richard Ramsay Stander and her parents Carl Henry Stander and Eula Katherine Ramsay Stander preceded her in death.
A graveside service was held in Mansfield Cemetery on Monday, September 30, 2013.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial contributions, in memory of Mariann, be made to Chaska Beach Tree Fund, c/o Dave Bowen, 33709 N. Fall Lake Drive, Avon, OH 44011 or Mariann S. & Avery C. Hand Family Fund of the Richland County Foundation, 23 W. Third Street, Mansfield, OH 44902 or Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.
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