Velma Mae Hanshaw

                                                    ┌── Charles Mathias Hanshaw
                                                    │    1867-1943 
                       ┌── Frank Phillip Hanshaw ───┤
                       │    1890-1945               │
                       │                            └── Hattie E. Wilkinson
                       │                                 1868-1946 
Velma Mae Hanshaw ─────┤
B: 1918                │                            ┌── Hennrich Ebeling
D: 2005                │                            │
                       └── Matilda Hannah Ebeling ──┤
                            1893-1973               │
                                                    └── Amelia Molt
M: Verlin Calvin Towns

M: Frank P. Milasius

Velma Mae Hanshaw     [ID 14999] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born May 22 1918, Morrowville, Washington County, Kansas.1,2,3,4  (May 24 1918).5  

She married Verlin Calvin Towns.4,6,7,8  Verlin was born Dec 23 1913.6  


Joseph L. Towns; married Susan -- (children: Erron and Alicia Towns).
Verna Towns; twin (deceased as of 2003); married Warren Buzek (child: Chad Buzek).
Merna Towns; twin; married Glen Kehm.

Verlin died Jul 26 1969, buried Section 07, Fairview Cemetery, 84th & Adams, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska.1,6  

She then married Frank P. Milasius.1,4  Frank was born Mar 8 1916.5  Frank was from Lincoln, Nebraska.1  

Frank died Jul - 1982.5  

In 2003 Velma was living in Lincoln, Nebraska.1  

Velma Mae Hanshaw died Mar 7 2005, age 86.4,5  

Velma's obituary was published as follows:4

Velma Mae Towns Milasius 86, Lincoln, died Monday (3/7/05).  Born Morrowville, Kan. (5/22/18), to Frank P. and Matilda (Ebeling) Hanshaw.  Retired, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., 26 years.  Member: Havelock United Methodist Church, Goodyear Retiree Club, Burlington Women's Auxiliary.  

Visitation: From 2 p.m. Thursday until time of services on Friday at the funeral home.  

Service: 11:00 a.m. Friday, (3/11/05) at Roper & Sons Chapel, 4300 'O' Street.  

Cemetery: Fairview Cemetery (84th & Adams, Lincoln, Ne.)

Memorials: American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.  

Family includes: daughter, son-in-law, Merna and Glen Kehm, Lincoln; son, daughter-in-law, Joseph L. and Susan Towns, Eagle; son-in-law, Warren Buzek, DuBois; grandchildren, Chad Buzek, Las Vegas, Nev., Dr. Erron Towns, Salisbury, N.C., Alicia Towns, Fairway, Kan.; step-grandchildren, Laura and Dennis Kersten, both Lincoln; three great grandchildren; sister, Eva Zimmerman, Lincoln; brothers, Harold Hanshaw, Elmwood, Max Hanshaw, Endicott; many nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by: husbands, Frank P. Milasius and Verlin Towns; parents; daughter, Verna Buzek; brothers, Irvin, Marvin and Phillip Hanshaw; sisters, Mabel Spier, Marilyn Hanshaw.

(photo)Photo: Velma Mae Hanshaw & Verlin Calvin Towns gravestone Fairview Cemetery 4,6

Social Security information for Frank P. Milasius: 177-05-1261


  1. Contribution from Doug Hanshaw.
  2. 1920 census, Lowe Township, Washington County, Kansas; roll T625-554, ED 169, page 11A, line #1, dwelling #231, family #232.
  3. 1930 census, Farmington Township, Washington County, Kansas; roll T626-725, ED 9, page 5A, line #39, dwelling #121, family #122.
  5. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  7. "100 Year History of Morrowville, Kansas", compiled for Centennial Celebration, Jun 8-10 1984, Part 2:
  8. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by William Knox ().

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