Nancy Evans Hanner
Friday 29th of August 1958 - Thursday 4th of April 2019
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Chuch
1750 Summerhill Dr., Lexington, KY
Nancy Evans Hanner, 60, died peacefully surrounded by her family and friends on Thursday, 4/4/2019.
Nancy was a data coordinator for the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center at the University of Kentucky and was honored to use her skills to promote injury prevention. She had more than thirty years of writing and editing experience including technical writing, editing, instructional design for industry, personal essay, and academic writing. Her essay, “Demystifying the Adoption Option,” appeared in Newsweek on February 9, 2003.
Nancy expressed life creatively through her art journaling, drawing, painting, poetry, and story-writing. She had a passion for searching for meaning, and found beauty in simplicity, quiet, and solitude. She enjoyed quiet walks with her dog, yoga, meditation, and centering prayer.
She had a knack of making whoever walked through her doors feel welcome and at home. She knew how to listen and respond in ways that helped others.
She shared her love of dark chocolate and tea, and many will be ever grateful for her red lentil soup.
Nancy is survived by her husband Paul Hanner (Lexington), daughter Lindsey Hanner (Dayton, OH), son Gregory Hanner (Lexington), and brother Thomas Evans (Goshen, OH). She is preceded in death by her mother, Betty H. Evans, and father, John C. Evans.
A memorial service will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church on Thursday, 4/11/19, at 11:00 a.m. followed by a celebration of her life luncheon in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Kim (Sullivan) McCrackensays
Paul and family, So sorry to hear of Nancy's passing. Thinking of you all. Prayers🙏🏻
Nancy was a friend from back in her Cincinnati days, but we stayed in touch after she moved. She was so supportive of my writing career and a dear friend.
Brenda and James Dobellsays
Nancy was a dear friend. We are sorry that we will not be at her funeral but we will spend some quiet time on Thursday thinking about all the joy she brought to our time in Lexington. She will always be in our thoughts.
Dear Paul, Lindsey and Greg – My thoughts and prayers are with Nancy and you all. I wish you strength as you cope with this painful loss and joy as you remember kind, thoughtful, forgiving, funny Nancy. Nancy had a special bond with her Uncle David, my father, and my family and I loved her intelligence and humor. She is missed and remembered always. Rene (Evans) Estes and Steven Estes
Paul, Linny and Greg - There are no words to describe this loss. Nancy was a dear friend for almost 40 years. Though distance separated us over the years, time did not. Her gentle spirit, quiet humor and calming affect is something I will forever cherish. Peace and rest are yours now, my beloved friend. You are loved beyond measure and missed beyond words.
Paul, Lindsey and Greg, My life is richer having been blessed to call Nancy my friend. The example of love and friendship she always displayed to me and my family will never be forgotten. I know that Morgan cherishes her memories of Nancy and loved her like family. Her gentle soul will be missed. Rest In Peace dear friend. Love, Michelle Bender