James Hane

Mass of Christian Burial for James Arthur Hane, 65, Lawrence will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Mr. Hane died Friday, December 4, 2009 at his home.

He was born on December 26, 1943 in Emporia, KS the son of Arthur and Henrietta Heaney Hane.

Mr. Hane was a graduate of Hayden High School in Topeka and attended Rockhurst College and Washburn University. He served in the US Army from January 1964 through January 1968 in the Army Security Agency. He spent 18 months in Ethiopia and 18 months in Vietnam. Mr. Hane worked for many years for Crane and Company in Topeka and Lawrence as an office machinery repairman. He also worked as a locksmith for Rueschhoff Locksmith for several years. Mr. Hane owned and operated Mobile Locksmith Shop in Lawrence with his faithful dog Ozzie. Mr. Hane was a lector at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and also a volunteer for Audio Reader. He enjoyed gardening, wood working and spending time with his family.

He married Mary Ellen Hayes on August 24, 1968 in Topeka, she survives of the home. Other survivors include two sons, Scott and Audrey Hane, Wichita and Christopher and Kristy Hane, Olathe; five grandchildren, Jack and Ben Hane, Wichita and Madisen, Joe and Drew Hane, Olathe; two sisters, Kathy Hurla and husband Dave and Terri Otto; three brothers, Jeff, Charlie and wife Vickie and Steve and wife Amy, all of Topeka; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Nothing But Net Foundation that provides mosquito nets to the needy in Africa. Donations may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. followed by a visitation until 9 p.m. Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at the mortuary.

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  1. Barbara and Mike Otto on December 8, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Due to the weather we won’t be there for the visitation. Mike and I want you to know that we are thinking of you all. Your loss is especially difficult because of the holidays. May you treasure your memories of Jim just as we treasure the memories of those who have preceded him in death. Bless you Terri. We think of you as our sister. Love, Barb and Mike

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