BENKELMAN -- Mabel N. Hansen, 85, died Thursday (August 14, 2003) at Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman.
She was born Jan. 28, 1918, to Frank and Gladys (Williamson) Little on their farm north of Doane. She attended school at District 36 near her home. She graduated from Benkelman High School in 1937.
In December of 1939, she married Eugene A. Hansen, and they moved to a farm north of Benkelman. The couple retired and moved to a home in Benkelman in 1980.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Gladys Little; her husband, Eugene Hansen in 1999; two sons, Maurice Hansen and Frankie Hansen; one sister, Leta Henderson; and one brother, Francis Little.
Survivors include two sisters, Deloris Connley of Many, La., and Wilda Alsbury of Benkelman; one brother, Charlie Little and wife, Ingrid of Aurora, Colo.; and one grandson, Frank Hansen, Jr., and his wife, Trista of McCook.
Services were today at Forch Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert Sander officiating. Interment was at Benkelman Cemetery.
Forch Funeral Chapel of Benkelman is in charge of the arrangements.