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Obituaries

Obituaries

Harriette Mila Charlesworth Lanning 1918 - 2011 Potomac, Md.

A memorial service for Harriette Mila Charlesworth Lanning, 92, Potomac, Md., will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 9, 2011, at First United Methodist Church in Hastings, Neb. Burial will be at Park View Cemetery in Hastings.
Mrs. Lanning died Wednesday, March 30, 2011, in Potomac, Md.
She was born Nov. 12, 1918, in Ogdensburg, N.Y., the daughter of Fred Charlesworth and Lucy Carmichael Charlesworth. She attended Ogdensburg Free Academy High School and graduated in 1936, and Syracuse University in Syracuse, N.Y., where she graduated in 1940 with honors.
She was a member of AAUW, Gamma Kappa Chapter of PEO (President and Nebraska State Treasurer), United Methodist Women in Lawrence, Kan., and Hastings, Neb., and Hastings Book Club. Her activities included YMCA Bridge Instructor, and Girl Scout and Boy Scout leader. Her interests included bridge, knitting and traveling to see her grandchilderen.
She married Charles Wilson Lanning on Aug. 30, 1941, in Ogdensburg, N.Y. He preceded her in death in 2000.
Survivors include a son, Edward G. Lanning and wife Diane Browne, Overland Park, Kan., three daughters, Mary Ruth Benson and husband George Benson, Potomac, Md., Martha L. McMillen and husband Allan Gemmell, Eugene, Ore., and Doris Avalos and husband Rich Avalos, El Sobrante, Calif.; a daughter-in-law, Mary Kay Lanning, Cary, N.C.; 16 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to United Methodist Women, First United Methodist Church, 614 N. Hastings, Hastings, NE 68901
Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home in Hastings is in charge of arrangements.