Archive for Thursday, March 4, 1999


March 4, 1999


— Services for Margery Day Hanson, 95, East Poultney, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Poultney United Methodist Church. Private burial will be held.

Mrs. Hanson died Tuesday, March 2, 1999, at Eden Park Nursing Home in Rutland.

She was born July 18, 1903, in Lecompton, Kan., the daughter of Eldred Glencairn and Nancy Adaline Fleenor Day. In 1909 her family moved to Lawrence, Kan., where she attended grade school and high school.

She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from Kansas University.

She taught English at the Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., from 1949 to 1960. She became academic dean at the Dwight School for Girls in Englewood, N.J., in 1960, and was appointed headmistress in 1965, serving until 1970. She was a writer, and one of her books, "Day Unto Day," included historical material about the Lecompton and Lawrence areas.

She was a summer pastor in northern Vermont and was president of Five Points Mission in New York City. She led student groups to Liberia and Sierra Leone and was a board member of Operation Crossroads Africa. She was active in the Poultney United Methodist Church and the Heber Allen Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

She married Ewing Hanson in 1928. He died earlier.

Survivors include two sons, the Rev. Peter Hanson, Fairfield, Conn., and Richard E. Hanson Jr., Atlanta, Ga.; two daughters, Nancy Stevenson, Kent, Ohio, and Elizabeth Mellen, New York City; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The Roberts-Aubin Funeral Home, Poultney, is in charge of arrangements.

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