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Arpine Yenovkian Hanna Obituary
BOWLING GREEN - HANNA, ARPINE YENOVKIAN, 86, formerly of Bowling Green, died Monday, May 17, 2010 at a nursing home in McCalla, AL.

She was born April 14, 1924 in Acre, Palestine to Armenian parents who had emigrated from Turkey. She was a graduate of The American Junior College for Women in Beirut, Lebanon. In 1949, she married Edwin B. Hanna and together they served 31 years as Presbyterian missionaries in Lebanon. She continued her church work after moving to Kentucky in 1985, where her husband pastored churches in Middlesboro and Winchester. She had lived in Bowling Green since 2001 and was a member of The Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Levon Yenovkian and Josephine Najarian Yenovkian; and a brother, Levon.

Survivors include her husband, Rev. Edwin B. Hanna of McCalla, AL; three sons, C. Philip Hanna of Columbia, KY and his friend, Natalie Lund of Glasgow, KY; Edwin A. Hanna and his wife, Kim of Bowling Green and Richard B. Hanna and his wife, Lisa of Bessemer, AL; a sister, Lenora Y. White of Florida; four grandchildren, Parker Hanna, Owen Hanna, Dawn Purdey and Valerie Bell; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A private family service has been held and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Stoner Family Funeral Home of Bowling Green made the arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Published in The Courier-Journal on May 23, 2010
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