Ella Hendrix Hanner

Ella Hendrix Hanner, 80, of Talala, passed in her sleep at home November 29, 2017. She was born on May 6, 1937 in Goldsby to Daniel Birk Hendrix and Flora Nelson Hendrix. She was the eldest of 10 children. She graduated from Washington High School. She married Troy Clyde Mainord of Purcell, had three children, and attended nursing school in Oklahoma City. She worked as an LPN in Purcell until 1972. In 1967, she was divorced from Troy. She later met and married Claudie Don Hanner of Rosedale. He had two children, Donald and Melody Hanner. In 1972, Don and Ella with their five children moved to Tulsa where Don worked at American Airlines and Ella worked at the Nowata Hospital. After several years Ella left the nursing profession to begin her own interior drapery fabrication business. She and Don instilled in their children a strong sense of fun, family, and responsibility. She had a strong sense of community and civic responsibility. She served as a member of the Talala Town Council and as the mayor of Talala. She was also very involved in the Talala Library. She is survived by her siblings, Birk Hendrix and wife, Jean, Orville Hendrix and wife, Mary, Jerry Hendrix and wife, Kathy, Leon Hendrix, Lloyd Hendrix, Carolyn Hendrix, Carl Hendrix and wife, Vanessa, Julie Hendrix; her children, Seretha Pavey and husband, Bruce, Jacqueline Mainord and husband, Barry Hall, Melody Hanner, Donald Hanner and wife, Betty; four grandchildren, Lisa, Troy, Samantha, and Sarah; six greatgrandchildren, Taylor, Allyson, Adrienne, Keith, Tabitha, Ella and MacKayla; many nieces and nephews and others who considered her their Nana. She is preceded in death by her parents, Daniel Birk Hendrix and Flora Nelson Hendrix of Goldsby; brother, Darrell Brent Hendrix of Goldsby, and her son, Troy Keith Mainord of Talala. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., December 4 at the Oologah United Methodist Church, with Rev. Linda Mc- Gowen officiating. Internment followed in Fairview Cemetery in Talala. A reception was held at the Talala American Legion Hut. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Talala Area Public Library at 106 W Watova St, Talala, OK 74080. Condolences can be sent to sjp4484@aol.com. The family would like to thank Legacy Hospice for their dedication and care.

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