Jeanne Ann Hanley

October 1, 1929 ~ April 15, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old

Jeanne Hanley Obituary

Jeanne Ann Hanley went to God in the early hours of April 15, 2023 from the Loretto Living Center in Loretto, Kentucky.  She is remembered as a loving mother, faithful wife, committed Catholic, active citizen and gentle woman.

Jeanne was born October 1, 1929 in Butte, Montana the daughter of John Walter Warren and Anastasia Marie Peoples.  She had a great love for the people and characters of “the Richest Hill on Earth” (as Butte was described by Marcus Daly the Copper King in 1888).

She had happy memories and life-long friends from her years at St. Patrick’s Grade School and Butte Girls Central Catholic High School.  She attended Seattle University but left before graduation to care for her failing father.  She was working for the regional office of the FBI when she met her Naval Officer and Gentleman in the person of Gerald H. Hanley.

She and Gerald were married in Butte on May 4th, 1957.  Together they would raise four children in Butte, Denver, and Dallas.  In 1984 they moved back to Butte to care for her mother.  She and Gerald enjoyed being back with friends in their home town just west of the Continental Divide.  After 43 years of marriage, her Gerald passed in February of 2000.  

In 2014 Jeanne moved to Springfield, Kentucky at the urging of her daughter, Lynn Foster.  For the next nine years she enjoyed the rhythms of the Bluegrass and the comparatively balmy climate of Central Kentucky.  Lynn provided the right mix of security and independence. Jeanne enjoyed keeping pace with faith, family, and friends.  She had a regular schedule of Church, lunch, country drives, and afternoon tea. She was at home with the St. Dominic’s Women’s Wednesday prayer group. Although she was born in Montana, her Warren ancestors came from Trigg County, Kentucky, and she was second cousin to Robert Penn Warren, first Poet Laureate of the USA.

Jeanne was very grateful for her angel friends Erika Campbell and Thelma Thompson.  She enjoyed the support of wonderful neighbors like Joe Kelly, Mary Rudd, Ione Pinkston, Joyce Minkler, Louis and Betty Carol Barber, and many others.

She was preceded in death by her infant sister, Mary Joyce Warren, and older brother Dr. Jack (Catherine) Warren of Minneapolis, Minnesota.  She is survived by her sister Colleen Warren Mehrens of Spokane, Washington; her brothers Cornelius (Kay) Warren of Spokane, Washington; Bill (Bette) of Reno, Nevada; her sister-in-law Janet Aho Warren; and many treasured nieces and nephews.

She is survived by their four children: Father Craig Hanley of Butte, Montana; Scott Hanley of Salt Lake City, Utah; Lynn (David) Foster of Springfield, Kentucky; and Brian Hanley of Houston, Texas. The family is grateful to the staff at Loretto Living Center for their skilled and loving care during the last three and a half months of her life.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Dominic’s Church on Friday, April 21 at 10:30 a.m. with a viewing @ the Church from
9:30 a.m-10:25 am.  A Memorial Mass will be celebrated in June by her son Father Craig Hanley at St. Ann’s Church in Butte, Montana.

Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

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April 21, 2023

9:30 AM to 10:25 AM
St. Dominic Catholic Church
303 West Main Street
Springfield, KY 40069

Mass of Christian Burial
April 21, 2023

10:30 AM
St. Dominic Catholic Church
303 West Main Street
Springfield, KY 40069


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