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Earl G. Hannah


Earl G. Hannah, 78 of Girard, passed away Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024, at his residence.

Earl was born June 11, 1945, in Royalton, a son of Karol  and Irene  Johnson Hannah.

Earl graduated from Virden High School with the class of 1963.

He married Kathy Finney in the Girard Methodist Church.

Earl was born in Southern Illinois. His family moved to Virden when he was in fifth grade to their home on Jackson Street.
He was known for his basketball skills and he held the record for highest single game score for Virden High School.

Earl was a life long farmer, took daily drives in his truck for Casey’s coffee, and loved the art of a deal. He always had a handkerchief in his bibs pocket and was known to make a Saturday morning donut run for his grand girls.

Heaven had a prepared place for him to pet his old four legged friends, where he can watch over his family and over the corn and bean fields.

Earl is survived by his wife of 59 years, Kathy Hannah of Girard; son, Mike (Traci) Hannah of Virden; daughter, Sara (Craig) Hudson of Jerseyville; granddaughters, Stefanie (Noah) Gilliom, Julia Hannah, Audrey Hannah, Rebekah Hannah, Hannah Hudson, Sally Hudson, Josie Hudson, Kate Hudson; great-grandson, Graham Gilliom; sister, Nancy (George) Cox of Rogers, AR; brother, Jim (Phyllis) Hannah of Farmersville; sister, Gretchen (Bill) Dodd of Zeland, MI; brother, Andy (Lynda) Hannah of Poseyville, IN; sister in laws, Sue Hannah of Evansville, IN, Kay Hannah of Royalton; several nieces and nephews.

Earl was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Faith Ilene; brothers, Carl Hannah, Herb Hannah; sister and brother-in-law, Sue and Nelson Sandefur

Visitation was held on Monday, Jan. 15, 2024, at Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Girard.

Funeral Services were conducted on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024 at Girard United Methodist Church, Girard.

Private family burial will follow in Union Chapel Cemetery, rural Girard.

Memorials may be made in Earls honor to the North Mac Public Foundation or the Girard Methodist Church.

Visit to leave condolences or light a candle in his memory.

Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Girard is in charge of arrangements.