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H. Leo Hanes, 93 - July 01, 2009


H. Leo Hanes, 93, of Curtis died Friday, June 26, 2009, at Hilltop Estates in Gothenburg.
Services were held on Tuesday, June 30, at the First United Methodist Church of Curtis with the Revs. DWayne Bearbower and Raymond Durner officiating. Burial took place at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell.
Hanes was born Sept. 19, 1915, to Harvey Ellsworth and Fern (Blake) Hanes at Freedom. He grew up eight miles south of Stockville attending school at Champion Dist. No. 33. He graduated from Havana High School in 1932.
Hanes was drafted into the 45th Infantry Division of the Army National Guard in October of 1941. He fought in Sicilian, Salerno and Anzio Beach heads during World War II. Following the war, he returned to Frontier County were he resumed farming.
On Feb. 11, 1948, he married Ruby Wilson at McCook. To this union, four children were born.
He and his family resided in Frontier County his entire life and farmed south of Moorefield until moving to Curtis in 1995.
Hanes was a member of the Oddfellows and the American Legion. He also coached women’s fast pitch softball for many years.
He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as playing cards, dancing, coyote hunting and fishing, according to family members.
?Hanes was preceded in death by: his parents, Harvey and Fern; his wife, Ruby E Hanes; sisters—Mamie Crawford and Viva Wollam; brothers—Francis Hanes and Charles Hanes; great-granddaughter, Abby Reiser.
Survivors include: his daughters—Beverly Lenz (Jim Johnson) of Dallas, TX, Linda (Mel) Armstrong of Elm Creek, and Donna (Ray) Bunnell of Alma; a son, Marvin (Carol) Hanes of Moorefield; brothers—Bob (Joyce) Hanes of LaSalle, CO, and Dean (Kay) Hanes of Loveland, CO; sister, Carol (Charley) Arent of Red Feather Lake, CO; 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; Larry Lenz of Curtis; sisters-in-law—Zella Mae Sanders of Gothenburg and Geraldine Wilson of Curtis; numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials are suggested to Frontier County Ambulance.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blase strauser.com.

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