Mary M. Hanni, 86, passed away on Aug. 27, 2011, at her home in Mackay.
She was born Sept. 17, 1924, in White Knob, Idaho, the fourth child of Claude and Florence Ritson Woods. Mary was raised in Mackay and graduated from Mackay High School in 1942. While in high school, Mary was active with the girls basketball team and the band club.
On Nov. 2, 1942, Mary married the love on her life, Clyde Nephi Hanni, in Arco. They were blessed with three boys and a daughter. Mary worked for the Bell Telephone Company during the time when you still had to ask to be connected to another line. Mary also worked as a waitress for the 3L Café.
Mary was a member of the Joe Nowacki American Legion Auxiliary Unit #16 and a member of St. Barbara’s Catholic Church.
Surviving are her three sons, Richard Hanni (Beckie) of Mackay, Michael Hanni (Mickie) of Idaho Falls and Jerry Hanni (Carol) of Caldwell; 11 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers-in-law, Wayne Hanni (Winnie Mae) of Pineville, N.C., and Floyd Jerry Hanni (Ellen) of Whidbey Island Wash. She was preceded in death by her husband Clyde; a daughter Cheryl Ann; her parents; three sisters, Florence, Ora and Laura and her brother Claude Jr. (Willy).
A funeral mass will be held Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at 11 a.m. at St. Barbara’s Catholic Church in Mackay with a rosary service to be held at 10 a.m. prior to the service. Interment will be in the Mt. McCaleb Cemetery under the direction of the Anderson Family Funeral Home of Arco. For those desiring to make a donation in Mary’s honor the family suggest donations to St. Barbara’s Catholic Church, POB 452, Mackay, ID 83251 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, POB 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.
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