Rose E. (McCarthy) Hanna, 83

Rose E. (McCarthy) Hanna, 83 years, of Defiance passed away Tuesday, December 19, 2017 in her residence. Rose was born December 11, 1934 in New Washington, Ohio, the daughter of the late, Anthony M. and Ruth A. (Ehrat) McCarthy. She was a 1952 graduate of Defiance High School. Rose continued her education at St. Vincent Hospital School of Nursing, where she obtained a registered nurse degree in September of 1955. She also attended Defiance College where she graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science – Special Nursing in 1985 and continued her studies where she obtained a Masters of Business Administration from University of St. Francis in 1993. Rose married Gerald E. Hanna on October 18, 1958 and he preceded her in death on September 23, 1998. Rose was a talented nurse working at various hospitals and in private nursing care. She began working for Community Hospitals and Wellness Center, Bryan Hospital in 1972 holding various positions: Operating Room Supervisor, Director of Nursing, Assistant Administrator for Patient Services and Director of Nursing, and finishing her career as Vice President of Patient Care from 1986 and retiring in 2000. She is a member of St. Isidore Catholic Church- Marysdale, where she was very active. Rose was a member of the Alter and Rosary Society, where she served as past President and Secretary, Lay Minister, and past President of the Parrish Council.

Surviving are her three daughters, Mary R. Chapman of Ney, Rebecca J. Hanna of Blueridge, Georgia, and Amy C. Kolb of Evansport, six grandchildren, Kristopher (Rachel) McCreight, Tara (Jason) Cromwell, James (Jessica) Chapman, John (Gail Burns) Chapman, Kelley (James) Bruce, and Danielle Kolb, and 18 Great-Grandchildren. Rose was preceded in death by one daughter, Jennifer McCreight, five sisters, Barbara Shinners, Joan Buchman, Carolyn Willis, Mary McCarthy, and Helen McCarthy; four brothers, Phillip McCarthy, Ernest McCarthy, James McCarthy, and Robert McCarthy.

Visitation for Rose E. (McCarthy) Hanna will be held Friday, December 22, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home- Lynn Street Chapel, 206 North Lynn Street, Bryan. Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Isidore Catholic Church– Marysdale, 03624 State Route 15, Defiance, Ohio 43512 with Father Robert Kill officiating. Interment will be private.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions be made to S.H.A.R.E Foundation- Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers.

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