BENKELMAN - Mabel J. Hansen, 90, died Friday (Aug. 23, 2003).
She was born May 13, 1913, to Elmer and Pearl (Paul) Edwards in Benkelman. She was a graduate of Benkelman High School.
On March 22, 1936, she married Thomas J. Hansen at the Willard Croft residence in Benkelman. The couple made their home on a farm northwest of Benkelman. In 1990, after suffering from the effects of a stroke, she moved to Sarah Ann Hester Memorial Home.
She was a member of the Friends Church in Benkelman and the Benkelman Garden Club.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Pearl Edwards; her husband, Thomas J. Hansen; one son, Marlin Val Gene Hansen; her sister, Ida Carlon; and one brother, Everett "Pete" Edwards.
Survivors include two sons, Stan Hansen and wife, Judy of Benkelman, and Tom D. Hansen of Fremont; her brother, Jim Edwards and wife, Donna of Deming, N.M.; and four grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Funeral services are Tuesday, 1:30 p.m., at Forch Funeral Home with Dr. Daniel Marshall officiating. Interment will be in the Benkelman Cemetery.
Visitation is Monday, 2-6 p.m. (MDT), at Forch Funeral Home in Benkelman.
Forch Funeral Home of Benkelman is in charge of arrangements.