Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Florence Ida (Pry) Hannafus

Florence Ida (Pry) Hannafus, 101, was called to her heavenly home on August 16, 2013, surrounded by her family and under the loving care of the staff of Crestwood Care Center, Shelby, Ohio.

She was born June 6, 1912, in Vernon Township, Crawford County, Ohio, to Daniel E. and Elrita (Wachs) Pry.  Florence was a graduate of the Class of 1930 from Tiro High School.  On June 8, 1933, she married Ernest F. Hannafus and has been a citizen of Shelby since that time. As an 80 year member of First Lutheran Church in Shelby, she was active in the Ruth Gleaners Sunday School and Miriam Circle.

She had been an employee of The Elsie Louise Shoppe and Snowhite Cleaners in Shelby, but considered her most important role in life as a homemaker, taking care of her family.  Her many interests over her long lifetime include gardening, sewing, quilting, reading, word search, music and most of all the special times with her family.

Florence is survived by her five daughters, Lourita Yore, Shelby, Carole (Jerry) Pittis, Bedford, OH, Ruth (Donald) Bolles, Ontario, Pamela (Robert) Blankenhorn, Mansfield and Mary Lee (Art) Barr, Ashland, her brother Eldon (Carol) Pry, Crestline; grandchildren Timothy Yore, Lisa Kempf, Jane Williams and Heather Baker of Shelby, Kevin Bolles and Kari Case of Mansfield, Todd Pittis, Chardon, OH, Brad Pittis, Garrettsville, OH, Laura Orlosky, Bedford, OH, Andrew Hopkins, Lewis Center, OH, Kimberly McHenry, Susan Yore, and Tonya Prewitt of Michigan, and Heidi Hopkins of Oregon; 29 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister Lethia Brundage, a brother Warren Pry, grandson Rev. Aaron Blankenhorn and son-in-law Kenneth Yore.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, August 21, 2013, at 10 am, at First Lutheran Church, 33 Broadway, Shelby, Ohio, with Reverend Russel Yoak officiating.  Burial at Oakland Cemetery will immediately follow the service. Friends may call at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 W Main St, Shelby on Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Lutheran Church of Shelby, 33 Broadway, Shelby, OH 44875 or Crestwood Care Center, 225 W Main St., Shelby, OH 44875. To share a memory or to leave a condolence for the Hannafus family, please visit



Memories & Condolence

  1. Justine Caskey says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of Florence’s death. She was a great lady and had lived a full life and was so loved She will be missed.

  2. Kari Case says:

    I will treasure the memories of my daughters, Rebekah and Leah visiting their Great-Grammy. They played games, attended music therapy, and got to know and understand her love. I love you grandma!

  3. Mary Ellen Distl says:

    Florence was a very special lady. She raised a wonderful family and is going to be missed by all who knew and loved her. Our condolences to the entire family. Ron and Mary Ellen Distl

  4. Pam Sauder says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss..I am praying for all of you!!

  5. Jodi Stirm says:

    What a Wonderful Women Miss Florence was. Always a sweet smile and a kind word. Sincere condolences and Love to her family.

  6. Sue and Gary Hill says:

    Praying for you. May The Lord be your comfort and may you be blessed with His presence.

  7. eileen and sally kiesel says:

    thinking of you(the whole family) in your time of sadness

  8. Kevin & Shelly Ackley says:

    Mary Lee, We are so sorry for your loss. We are definitely thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers.

  9. LINDA STENTZ says:

    Lourita and family ,

    I wanted to extend my sympathy to u n ur family on the loss of ur mom n grandma . MAY GOD WRAP HIS ARMS AROUND U ALL DURING THIS DIFFCUILT TIME N THE DAYS TO COME .

  10. Bob and Sallie Newcomb says:

    What a loving mother, grandmother and friend. what an inspiration to all! She will be greatly missed but we rejoice with all that she is in the presence of the Lord.

  11. Nancy & Nelson Ober says:

    Carole and Jerry,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this trying time. Praise God for her life and may He comfort you in your loss.
    Nancy & Nelson

  12. Ann Cooper says:

    Rita, Mary Lee and family,

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. She had a long life and I know she will be greatly missed. You have friends and family that are willing to help you and lend a shoulder to cry on if needed.

  13. Frank E. Long says:

    Reading of your mother’s long life recalled memories of life on South St. in the 30’s and 40’s. The Kirkpatrick’s beside us; the Shaws behind us and your family across the street. My brother and I ran in the alley past your house a hundred times a day.

  14. Todd & Mary Pittis says:

    Grandma Florence Hannafus gave us many years to learn from her patient, trusting, Godly example! Mary and I are encouraged knowing my Grandmother is in paradise with our Saviour Jesus Christ as promised! We Thank God for her life.

  15. Debbie Vournazos...Crestwood Care Center says:

    This beautiful lady will always hold a special place in my heart. She was extremely warm and very loving and was so so easy to love. I truly feel, that I too, have lost a family member and I will cherish the kind words and sweet smile and most important, the friendship that she and I had and will never forget her. My thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of Florence’s family.

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