Graveside services were held on Thursday, April 8 at the Visalia Cemetery for Kay Hannah, 72. She died on April 3 after a lengthy bout with cancer, which she bore with courage to the end.

She is now with her Savior and Lord Jesus Christ in Heaven, for the Bible says "absent from the body present with the Lord." She did not fear death since she lived a life of faith in our Lord. Her husband and their children and grandchildren call her blessed.

She was born in Pasadena, Calif. on March 11, 1932 to Virgil and Grace Kindy. One year and a half later her brother Richard was born. Her early years were spent in Burbank, Calif. where her father was in education as a teacher and principle. The family moved to Visalia in 1946. She completed high school in 1949 at Visalia Union High School with honors and spent two years at C.O.S. before going to the Huntington Memorial Hospital school of nursing in Pasadena. She was following in her mother's footsteps that also graduated there. During her last year of school she married her sweetheart, Joe Hannah who had finished basic training at Ft. Ord, Calif. The wedding was on Feb. 7, 1953. She traveled across America several times to be with her man who was a professional baseball player, worked at the hospital in the off season, then did it all over again. She loved to travel and she loved her Joe. During those years she gave birth to five wonderful children and kept on going.

After the baseball years she was employed as a school nurse by the Visalia Unified School District until retirement in 1992. She loved her job and loved the other nurses she worked with.

She began traveling again occasionally with some special trips with the "Sons of the San Joaquin," such as Switzerland, Japan, Mexico, Carnegie Hall, Colorado, New Mexico, but mostly staying home and taking care of things.

She is survived by her husband, Joe; son, Lon and wife, Susan (Weaver) Hannah; daughter, Jill and husband, Michael Camp; son, Jimmy and wife, Jenney (Leedom) Hannah; daughter, Leslie and husband, Brad Jackson; daughter, Kelley and husband, Donnie Joslin; 12 beautiful grandchildren as well as Dr. Richard Kindy and his wonderful family.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Virgil and Grace Kindy.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 211 N. Encina St., Visalia, CA 93291 or Hospice of Tulare County, 900 W. Oak St., Visalia, CA 93291. On-line condolences may be made to Arrangements were under the direction of Smith Family Chapel, Exeter.

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