Roy Keith Hanshew

                                                     ┌── Samuel Spencer Hanshew
                                                     │    1846-1929 
                          ┌── Daniel Glenn Hanshew ──┤
                          │    1882-1932             │
                          │                          └── Marcum V. Harmon
                          │                               1856-1935 
Roy Keith Hanshew ────────┤
B: 1912                   │
D: 1984                   │
                          └── Rosa Mae Harner
M: Mildred Louise Dunahee
   ├── Josephine M. Hanshew (1937-) 1,2
   ├── Nancy Hanshew  1
   ├── Betty Jean Hanshew (c1939-) 1,2
   └── Roy Keith Hanshew, Jr. (1950-1950) 1,3

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Roy Keith Hanshew3 [Roy Kenneth Hanshew4].

Born Feb 9 1912, Virginia.2,3,5,6  

He married Mildred Louise Dunahee, Dec 15 1936, Forrest, Livingston County, Illinois.3,4,7  Mildred, daughter of Charles Elmer Dunahee & Clara Elizabeth Anderson, was born Jul 29 1915, Eppards Township, Livingston County, Illinois.2,3,4,7,8  

Roy and family were shown in the 1940 census (Apr 27 1940), Forrest, Livingston County, Illinois:2

Hanshew, Roy, head-of-household, age 28, born in Virginia; completed 6th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/area; rented home ($10/month rent); $0 wages in 1939, plus other income.
Hanshew, Mildred, wife, age 24, born in Illinois; completed 8th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/area.
Hanshew, Josephine, daughter, age 2, born in Illinois.
Hanshew, Betty Jean, daughter, age 1, born in Illinois.

Roy Keith Hanshew died Jan 26 1984, Gilman, Iroquois County, Illinois; buried Memorial Park Cemetery, Pontiac, Livingston County, Illinois.3,4  

Mildred died Jan 30 2013, Watseka Rehab and Health Care, Watseka, Iroquois County, Illinois; age 97.3,4  

Mildred's obituary was published as follows:3

Mildred Louise Hanshew, 97, Watseka, formerly of Gilman, died at 2:10 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 30, 2013) at Watseka Rehab and Health Care, Watseka.  

She is survived by her daughters, Josephine Fortner, Betty Weber and Nancy Hanshew; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral home also published the following obituary:4
Mildred Louise Hanshew
(July 29, 1915 - January 30, 2013)

Mildred Louise Hanshew, 97, of Watseka, IL, formerly of Gilman, IL., died at 2:10 P.M., Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at Watseka Rehab and Health Care, Watseka.  There will be no visitation.  Private Services will be held on Sunday, February 3, 2013 with Rev. Neil Larimore officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Pontiac, IL.  In lieu of other expressions of sympathy memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN. 38105 or Donor's Choice.  

Mildred was born on July 29, 1915 in Eppards Point Township, rural Chenoa, IL., to Charles E. and Clara E. (Anderson) Dunahee.  Her childhood was spent in rural Chenoa.  She attended country schools in Chenoa.  She married Roy Kenneth Hanshew on December 15, 1936 in Forrest, IL.  He died on January 26, 1984.  Surviving daughters are Josephine Fortner of Watseka, Betty Weber of Nashville, TN., and Miss Nancy Hanshew of Watseka.  Five grandchildren - Eugene (Tonya) Weber of Shelbyville, TN., Robert (Martha) Weber of Franklin, TN., James Fortner of Watseka, Joseph Fortner of Roberts, IL., and Kimberly Weber of Fairview, TN.  Nine Great Grandchildren. Seven Great Great Grandchildren.  Many Nieces and nephews.  Mildred was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son in infancy - Roy Keith, two sons-in-law - Carl Fortner and Ronald Weber, two sisters - Audrey and Eileen and six brothers - Harold, Kenneth, Elmer, Ivan, Maurice and Victor.  

She was a member of the Zion United Church of Christ of Gilman.  Mildred enjoyed growing plants, baking and spending time with her grandchildren.  Arrangements by the Redenius Funeral Home in Gilman, IL.  Please sign the guest book at


  1. Mildred Louise Hanshew obituary.
  2. 1940 census, Forrest, Livingston County, Illinois; roll T627-837, ED 53-20, page 10B, line #61, household #248.
  4. Obituary of Mildred Louise (Dunahee) Hanshew; Redenius Funeral Homes:
  5. 1920 census, Forrest Township, Livingston County, Illinois; roll T625-383, ED 28, page 14B, line #73, dwelling #71, family #71.
  6. 1930 census, Forrest Township, Livingston County, Illinois; roll T626-533, ED 18, page 5A, line #14, dwelling #89, family #90.
  7. Obituary of Kenneth Dunahee; "The Pantagraph" (Bloomington, Illinois), Mar 2 2012;
    United States Obituary Collection;
  8. Ancestry Family Tree data "Coffey Family Tree" posted by "Mary Summers".

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