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Caroyln (Brown) Hanes-Burt

July 8, 1928 ~ October 16, 2020 (age 92)


CAROLYN HANES-BURT completed her life’s journey on earth on October 16, 2020 at the age of 92. Born on July 8, 1928 in Preble County, OH to Augustus and Laura (Ressler) Brown, she was a graduate of Monroe High School in 1946. Carolyn married Howard Hanes of Arcanum in November of 1946 and he preceded her in death. Together, they raised three children who all survive, J. Scott (Mary) Hanes of Texas, Chris (Rachel) Hanes of Washington and Lynne Hanes of Bradford. Also left to cherish her memory are grandsons, Brad (Adrienne) Hanes & Matthew (Rachel) Hanes, all of Pennsylvania, Michael (Sara) Hanes & David (Heidi) Hanes, all of Washington, Ryan (Lina) Hanes of Colorado; great-grandsons, Jude, Camden, Layne & Grayson; great-granddaughters, Alyssa & Abigail. Carolyn is also survived by her sister, Phyllis Parks of Englewood; brother, Rod (Phyllis) Brown of Arcanum; nephews, Nick, Ron, Randy & Eric Brown & Dorn Parks; nieces, Sue Kemp, Anne Payson, Penny Smith, Letitia Locke, Sara Linderman, Elizabeth Maynard & Nan Brown. She was preceded in death by brothers, Woodrow (Leila) Brown & Loren (Ioda) Brown; sisters, Myrna Barnett & Madge (Charles) McCool; brother-in-law, Bob Parks; nephews, Judson Klein, Dave Brown, Tim Brown, Dave Parks, Jack McCool & Mike McCool. She is also preceded by her second husband, Charles Burt. As a child of the Great Depression, Carolyn grew up valuing family and never wasting anything. In her teenage years she witnessed experimental aircraft fly over the family farm that had taken flight from Wright-Patterson as a prelude to aiding the sons of so many who were going off to war in Europe or the South Pacific. Living through so much strife in the world during her 92 years, she never failed to believe and pray for guidance from the Lord to make all things right in His infinite wisdom. She certainly enjoyed a life well-lived and she was an excellent example to all. Carolyn loved music, having played the baritone, piano & organ and was a church choir director. She also sang in a barbershop quartet & chorus. Her love of music was instilled in her children at an early age. She loved flowers, and her favorite pastime was shopping. She was a proud mother & grandmother who enjoyed watching the children participate in sports. Hard work and honesty were virtues she valued and she was a true and faithful servant who will be missed by many. Her wonderful neighbors and friends, Mary Morgan, Jeannie & Chuck Matheny & Karen Brooks were a blessing and her friends at Family of God Church were an inspiration. Due to National Health concerns, a Private Service, conducted by Pastor Randy Brown, will be held. Carolyn will be buried next to her first husband in Ithaca Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to State of the Heart Hospice, 1530 N. Broadway St. Greenville, OH 45331. Arrangements are in care of the Kreitzer Funeral Home, 204 N. Main St. Arcanum, OH 45304. Email condolences may be sent by going online to, where the service will also be available for viewing by going to Carolyn’s obituary page.

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