Brenda Brooks Hanna, 77, went home to be with her God, her heavenly father, and Jesus Christ, her Savior, on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, at a local hospital. She was a homemaker, a member of the First Baptist Church in Alma and a lifelong resident of Crawford County where she volunteered at church and school activities. She loved teaching pre-school children for some 50-plus years. Brenda was born July 17, 1940, in Mulberry to the late Girvis and Jaunice (House) Brooks and also preceded in death by one sister, Linda Marvin; and two brothers, Larry D. and Jimmy Dale Brooks.

She is survived by her high school sweetheart and husband of 60 years, Kenneth Hanna; one daughter, Cynthia Inge and husband Lynn of Alma; two sons, Quentin Hanna and wife Shellie of Russellville and Kendall Hanna and wife Tracy of Alma; one sister, Sherry Engrav and husband Henry of Van Buren; one brother, David C. Brooks and wife Debby of Fort Smith; seven grandchildren who were the joys of her life, Drew Hanna and wife Nichole, Bronson Inge and wife Kristi, Kelton Inge and wife Kelsie, Will Hanna and fiance Brook, Evan Hanna, Chapen Hanna and granddaughter, Camrie Elaine Hanna; and six great-grandchildren, Lehi Hanna, Gracyn Inge, Emmagrace Hanna, Sutter Inge, Magdalyn Inge and Sophie Hanna. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews who loved her as she loved them and numerous friends.

Funeral service was Jan. 18 at First Baptist Church of Alma with interment at New Cemetery in Mulberry under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Alma.

Pallbearers were grandsons, Drew Hanna, Bronson Inge, Kelton Inge, Will Hanna, Evan Hanna and Chapen Hanna.

Honorary pallbearers were Larry Watkins, Rick Douglas, Keith Raley, Buddy Whitlock, John Goff, Claude Hatley, Earl Ross and Mike Brown.

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