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Obituary for Austin Hannahs
Austin Hannahs, age 90, of Sarahsville, Ohio, died Sunday, May 27, 2018, at Summit Acres Nursing Home in Caldwell. He was born July 17, 1927, in Calais, Monroe County, Ohio, son of the late John Miles and Susan Wava Hayes Hannahs. He was a 1945 graduate of Sarahsville High School and he was a United States Air Force veteran, having served from September 1, 1945, to March 28, 1948. Austin was employed as a press operator for JPI in Caldwell, retiring on March 22, 1990. He was a member of the Mt. Ephraim United Methodist Church for over 60 years, and as an active member held several offices in the church. Earlier in his life he enjoyed playing softball, including playing in the military where he was a Most Valuable Player and a member of a championship team in Europe during his service. He enjoyed watching the Cleveland Indians and the Cincinnati Reds. Austin was devoted to his family, especially to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Mendenhall Hannahs, whom he married March 31, 1950, and who died December 22, 2016; one sister, Frances Stoner; and one brother, John Emerson Hannahs.
Surviving are his children, Jeff (Lorna) Hannahs of Sarahsville, Judy Tyson (Tom Reed) of Zanesville, June (Mike) Klingensmith of Cambridge, and Jill (Kirby) Foley of Pleasant City; 7 grandchildren, Jesse (Michelle) Hannahs, Tera Pryor, Chad Tyson (Kelly Adams), Derek (Mackenzie) Tyson, Alan Klingensmith, Kevin “Bunker” (Heather) Davis, and Dustin Davis; 6 great-grandchildren, Avery Hannahs, Alethea Hannahs, Kiera Davis, Camdyn Tyson, Kirsten (Clinton) O’Conner, and Kayla (Chance) Pent; one great-great-granddaughter, Kinlee O’Connor; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; one sister, Velma Haga of Caldwell; a sister-in-law, Wilma Bates of Sarahsville, a brother-in-law, John (Wilma Ellen) Mendenhall of Sarahsville; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
Friends may call Wednesday, May 30, 2018, from 4-8PM at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, 416 East Street, Caldwell, where the funeral service will be observed Thursday, May 31st at 11AM with Rev. Jim Porter officiating. A veteran's graveside service will follow at Mt. Ephraim Cemetery conducted by the Noble County Veteran Service Organizations.