Rita M. Hanes

Rita M. Hanes, 89, of 297 Wilson Road and recently of Elk Haven Nursing Home, died Thursday, August 11, 2011 following a short illness. She was born December 8, 1921 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Jackson and Theresa Glatt Tucker.On August 12, 1950 in St. Marys Church, she late Paul J. Hanes, who preceded her in death on September 30, 1999.Mrs. Hanes was a member of St. Mary's Church. She worked as a nurses' aide at Elk Haven Nursing Home for many years. She enjoyed cooking, canning, and flowers. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with with her children and grandchildren.She is survived by a son, Wilfred Hanes of St. Marys; a daughter, Judy, Mrs. Robert VanAlstine of St. Marys; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by six brothers, Francis, Joseph, Andrew, Thomas, Jerome and James Tucker; two sisters, Dorothy Prechtl and Anna Filer; and a great-grandson, Robert "Bobby" VanAlstine. A Mass of Christian Burial for Rita M. Hanes will be celebrated at the St. Mary's Catholic Church, Church Street, St. Marys, on Monday, August 15, at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Meinrad Lawson, OSB, as celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.Visitation will be at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys, on Sunday afternoon from 2-5 p.m.Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Church Memorial Fund, 139 Church Street, St. Marys, PA 15857; Community Nurses, 757 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA 15857; or to St. Jude's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Online condolences may be placed at www.LynchGreenFuneralHome.com.