Melville ‘Hotch’ Hanna, 89, Lyndon: Dec. 23, 1932 – Nov. 15, 2022 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Melville ‘Hotch’ Hanna, 89, Lyndon: Dec. 23, 1932 – Nov. 15, 2022

LYNDON, Kan. – Melville “Hotch” Hanna, 89, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, at his home in Lyndon, Kan. He was born Dec. 23, 1932, in St. Joseph, Mo., the son of Mel and Emma (Stutz) Hanna.

Hotch’s parents moved to Lyndon, Kan., in 1934, when he was 17 months old, and he has lived most of his life in Lyndon.

Hotch graduated from Lyndon High School in 1951, and started working for the Supply Depot at Forbes Field, Topeka. Kan. He then served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1955 with the 4th Infantry Division, in Germany. After his discharge, he came back to the Supply Depot for three years until he went to welding trade school. He worked as a welder for Ornamental Iron and Step Company for 11 years; then with Martin Tractor, Topeka, in 1969, until he retired in 1994.

Hotch was a member of the Lyndon American Legion Post 125 and the VFW 6406.

On Sept. 25, 1959, Hotch was united in marriage to Betty Jean Hinton, in Clinton, Kan. To this union three sons were born, Hotch Jay, Terry Lee and Michael Wayne.

Hotch was preceded in death by his wife, Betty, on June 14, 2018; and his parents, Mel and Emma.

Hotch is survived by his three sons, Hotch Jay (Ann) Hanna, of Navarre, Fla., Terry (Twila) Hanna, Lyndon, and Michael (Laura) Hanna, Vassar, Kan.; and four grandchildren, Aaron, Tyler (Sarah), Alicia and Lucas.

Funeral services for Hotch will be 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28, at Feltner Funeral Chapel, Lyndon. The family will receive friends 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, at the funeral home. Inurnment will be in the Lyndon Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Lyndon Carnegie Library, Alara Hospice, or the Lyndon Alumni Association, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451.

Condolences can be left at feltnerfuneralhome.com.


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