Thelma Faye Hansen, age 80, of Early died Saturday, May 9, 2008, at the Brownwood Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday in the Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dale Meinecke of the Eastside Baptist Church of Comanche officiating. Burial will follow in the Elmwood Memorial Park. Her body will lie in repose at Heartland Funeral Home from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday and at Elmwood Funeral Home from 10 a.m. Monday until service time. Family visitation will be held from 6 until 7:30 p.m. on Monday at Elmwood Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home of Early and Elmwood Funeral Home of Abilene.

She was born on Aug. 30, 1927, in Haskell, Texas, to William and Sophie Thane. She was married to Charles W. Hansen on Aug. 16, 1944, in Anson, Texas.

She was a member of the Stamford First United Methodist Church and later a member of the Avoca United Methodist Church until her retirement in 2002 when she and her husband moved to Early. She formerly was an active member of the “Pink Ladies” Hospital Auxiliary in Stamford. She had resided in the Songbird Nursing Home in Brownwood for the past year and a half.

She is survived by her husband, Charles W. Hansen of Early; two daughters and sons-in-laws, Pam and Henry Lopez of Stamford, and Candy and Stan Crawford of Early; four grandchildren, Christy Meinecke and her husband Dale of Comanche, Dana Manning and her husband Brian of Flower Mound, Tifnee Reed and husband Justin of Stamford, and Steven McNeill of Stamford; her sister and brother-in-law, Hettie Lois and Jay Davis of Farmers Branch. Eight great-grandchildren also survive.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Norman L. Thane and a grandson, Brian Gayl Crawford.

She was a wonderful wife, a great mother, “granny” and great-grandmother as well as a sweet sister and aunt. She will be greatly missed by those who loved her.

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