|NANCY H. HANN
HORNELL-Nancy H. Hann, passed away suddenly early Tuesday morning (Oct. 22, 2013) at her home on Catherine St., after a short illness.
Born in North Hornell on June 27, 1937, she was the daughter of the late James M. Hover, Jr. and Lorraine Hayes Hover. She has lovingly shared the last 60 years of her life with her high school and college sweetheart, John L. Hann, who she married 54 years ago.
A resident of Hornell most of her life, Nancy was a graduate of Hornell High School, class of 1955. She also attended SUNY Albany where she majored in Latin and minored in French and in 1958 she received an associate's degree from SUNY Alfred in secretarial sciences.
She and John resided in Rochester for a short period of time where she was employed as an administrative assistant at Kodak Park before returning to Hornell in 1963.
Nancy will be remembered for being a very talented organist and pianist. She shared her extensive musical background by providing private organ and piano lessons to hundreds of students in home for nearly 50 years.
For over 25 years she served as the organist and co-directed the choir at St. Ignatius Loyola Church in Hornell. She was instrumental, along with the late Linda Stohlberg, in creating the children's choir. Nancy also served part time as an organist at St. Ann's Church, St. Paul's Lutheran Church and the United Presbyterian Church in Hornell. Over the years she has enriched hundreds of wedding and funeral services for area families by providing the organ music for the ceremonies. Nancy also served as a substitute accompanist for the Hornell Immediate School musical programs.
Nancy was a communicant of St. Ann's Church in Hornell and enjoyed spending time reading, knitting and doing Sudoku puzzles. She also generously volunteered her time at Hornell Gardens by providing the music accompaniment for Masses held there.
Besides her parents, she was also predeceased by her brother, James Hover, III
Her loving family includes her husband, John; her two daughters, Kimberley (James) Murray of Syracuse and Terri (Daniel) Koehler of Hornell; her son, David (Rose) Hann of Los Angeles, Calif.; her 10 grandchildren, Jennifer (Adam) Klinges of Mountain Top, Pa., Timothy (Carrie) Koehler of Painted Post, Joseph Koehler of Hammondsport, Michelle Hann of San Diego, Calif., Andrew Koehler of Hornell, James Murray of Bordeaux, France, Alexander Hann of Los Angeles, Calif., Laura Koehler and Stacey Koehler both of Hornell and Isaac Hann of Los Angeles, Calif.; he great-granddaughter, Emma Koehler of Painted Post; her sister-in-law, Peg Hover; also her nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours are from 4-7 p.m. Friday at the Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc., 285 Main St., Hornell. Friends are invited to meet her family at St. Ann's Church in Hornell where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday. Committal prayers and interment will follow at Rural Cemetery, Hornell.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in her memory to the American Diabetes Assoc., 160 Allens Creek Rd., Rochester, N.Y. 14618 or to the Hornell Area Humane Society, 7649 Industrial Park Rd., Hornell, N.Y. 14843. Envelopes for memorial contributions will be available at the funeral home.
Online condolences or remembrances of Nancy are welcomed at www.bishopandjohnsonfuneralhome.com.
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