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Bettie J (Hanor) Hagan

March 30, 1925 ~ February 11, 2018 (age 92)

Bettie Jean (Hanor) Hagan, of Evansville, went to be with the Lord at 7:45 a.m. on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at the Evansville Protestant Home.  Bettie was born March 30, 1925 in Clay, KY. to John Hanor and Virginia (Wicks) Hanor.  Bettie was a member of First Southern Baptist Church.

Bettie worked at The Baby Shop, Smith & Butterfield and one of the war factories for a few years and then became a full-time homemaker.  As her children grew older she became interested in bowling and became a very avid bowler.  She and her husband Paul bowled in couple’s leagues together, along with the Ladies leagues she belonged to many of which were with her daughter, Beverly. She was an excellent bowler and was on local TV in special tournaments.

Bettie is survived by her daughter, Beverly (Lowey) Gibbs of Evansville, and son, Dennis Paul (Jenny) Hagan of Newburgh. Grandchildren:  Lisa Haefner, Lori (Andy) Ricketts, Brenda Miller, Bryan Paul Gibbs, John Paul (Jennifer) Hagan, Shawn Hagan, Laci (Billy) Robinson, and Cheryl.  Great grandchildren:  Tracy (Jared) Smith, Olivia Ricketts, Adam Ricketts, Reid Haefner, John Paul Hagan II,  Ella Marie Hagan and Addison Ray.  Samantha Hagan, James and Colin Detalente. Great-great grandchildren:  Maddilyn and Reese Smith, Kaedyn Detalente.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 58 years, Paul N. Hagan; her son, Terry Michael Hagan and her brothers, Billy Ray Hanor and infant Edward Hanor, and sister-in-law Inez Hanor.

Funeral Service will be held at 6:00 p.m. Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel - A Family Tradition Funeral Home, 5330 Washington Avenue with Chaplain Tom Hubachek officiating.  Graveside Service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, February 19, 2018 at New Clay Cemetery in Clay, KY.  Friends may visit from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Sunday, February 18 at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel. 

A special thanks to Heritage Hospice, especially to Sonja, Emilee, Chaplain Tom (and many others) for their care and support in the past months.  Also, to everyone at Evansville Protestant Home who loved and cared for our mother the past several years.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Southern Baptist Church Library Memorial at 25 S. Cullen Ave., Evansville, IN 47715.  Condolences may be made to the family online at


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