Wannie Wilson Hanshaw

                                                    ┌── Jacob Henry Hanshaw
                                                    │    1866-1958 
                         ┌── Alfred Bruce Hanshaw ──┤
                         │    1889-1971             │
                         │                          └── Mary Florence Rogers
                         │                               1871-1927 
Wannie Wilson Hanshaw ───┤
B: 1915                  │                          ┌── William M. Rogers
D: 1987                  │                          │
                         └── Allie Winnie Rogers ───┤
                              1891-1964             │
                                                    └── Louisa Friend
M: Irene Kate West
   ├── Ruth Hanshaw  1,2,3,4
   ├── (infant son) Hanshaw (1940-1940) 5
   ├── Mary Lou Hanshaw (1943-) 1,2
   ├── Agnes Hanshaw (1944-) 1,2
   ├── Hazel Hanshaw (1946-) 1,2
   ├── Alfred Charles Hanshaw (1948-) 1,2
   ├── Dana Martin Hanshaw (1949-2012) 1,2,4
   ├── Shirley Hanshaw (1951-) 1,2
   ├── Phyliss Hanshaw (1953-) 1,2
   ├── David Hanshaw (1955-) 1,2
   └── Sharon Hanshaw (1958-) 1,2,4

Wannie Wilson Hanshaw     [ID 07909] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Wannie Wilson Hanshaw1,6 [Wanie Hanshaw7, Waunie Hanshaw8, Wana W. Hanshaw9].

Born May 10 1915, Valley Fork, Clay County, West Virginia.6,7,8,9,10  (Procious, Clay County, West Virginia).5  

He married Irene Kate West1,2,11 [Kate West11,12], Oct 6 19401,2,11.  Irene, daughter of Gilbert Charles West & Effie Ann Igo, was born Dec 23 1921, Widen, West Virginia.2,11  

Wannie Wilson Hanshaw died Mar 6 1987, Clay County, West Virginia; buried Hively Cemetery, Clay County, West Virginia.1,8  

Wannie and Irene lived on a farm that had been previously owned by Wannie's great grandfather Alfred Morgan Rogers.1  In 1997 Irene was still living on this family farm.1  

Irene died Oct 11 2010, buried Hively Cemetery, off Rt. 36 two miles south of Wallback, Clay County, West Virginia.11  

Kate's obituary was published as follows:11

Irene Kate Hanshaw

Proverbs 31:28 -- Her children arise up, and call her blessed;....  

Irene Kate Hanshaw, known to most people as Kate, was born in Widen, WV on December 23, 1921 to the late Gilbert Charles and Effie Ann Igo West.  She married Waunie Wilson Hanshaw on October 6, 1940.  She was a life-long homemaker and a member of the Valley Ridge Methodist Church.  

In the early morning hours of October 11, 2010, Kate Hanshaw traveled the last mile of the way.  Surrounded by her family in the place she called home for so many years, she walked through the valley of the shadow of death and reached for the hand of Jesus when He called her name.  Leaving behind all the pain and troubles of this world, she now awaits her robe and crown.  

Katie didnít lay up the kind of treasures that the world deems necessary.  Rather, she found her gold in the love of her children, her silver in the form of friends, knowledge in hard work, wisdom through patience, and most of all, joy through the saving grace of her Savior, Jesus Christ.  

She was many things to many people - Wife, Mom, Granny, Sister, neighbor and friend.  

She was a faithful wife to her husband Waunie who preceded her in death.  She was Mom to 10 children and Granny to 18 grandchildren.  One of them, her beloved granddaughter, Aimee Beth Griffith, departed this life 6 years before Granny.  She also was Granny to 18 great-grandchildren.  She was sister to Eugene Ralph West, Ellis Ray West, Kathleen Tvola Rogers, Cora Evelyn Thomas, Beaulh Maxine Steinman and Delcie May Murphy; all of whom preceded her in death.  

She taught by example, disciplined with love, and forgave without question.  Her ever- present smile and gentle nature were contagious, her graciousness made you feel welcome.  

Proverbs 22:1 A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches.....  

Irene Kate Hanshaw had a good name.  May those of us who were blessed beyond measure to have the privilege to call her Mom strive to follow the examples she gave and may the friends and neighbors she leaves behind remember for years to come this precious, precious lady.  

Kate is survived by sons, Charles (Rose) Hanshaw of Fredericksburg, OH, Dana Hanshaw of Big Otter and David (Marie) Hanshaw of Valley Fork; daughters, Mary Lou (Joe) Summers of Wallback, Agnes Perkins of Valley Fork, Hazel (Dale) Griffith of Seville, Oh., Shirley (Blake) Jett of Looneyville, Phyllis Hanshaw of Millersburg, OH., Sharon (Rocky) Boggs of Valley Fork and Ruth (Dan) Webster of Seville, OH.  

Funeral service will be held 1:00 pm Thursday, October 14, 2010 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Jerry Hanshaw officiating.  Burial will be in the Hively Cemetery, Valley Fork.  

Friend may call from 6 to 8 pm Wednesday at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Kanawha Hospice House 1001 Kennawa Drive, Charleston, WV 25311.  

On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com

Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Hanshaw family.

Social Security information for Wannie Wilson Hanshaw: 233-28-1854


  1. Contribution from Denise Gill Baylor ().
  2. Contribution from Marilyn Ackley ().
  3. Obituary of Irene Kate West.
  4. Obituary of Dana Martin Hanshaw.
  5. Infant son Hanshaw death certificate.
  6. 1930 census, Henry District, Clay County, West Virginia; roll T626-2530, ED 4, page 8B, line #57, dwelling #142, family #142.
  7. 1940 census, Henry District, Clay County, West Virginia; roll T627-4400, ED 8-4, page 15B, line #41, household #237.
  8. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See: http://www.rootsweb.com/~rwguide/lesson10.htm
  9. 1920 census, Clay County, West Virginia; roll T625-1949, ED 28, page 12B, line #81, dwelling #206, family #208.
  10. West Virginia, Births Index, 1853-1969; http://www.ancestry.com.
  11. Obituary of Irene Kate (West) Hanshaw; Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home:
  12. Infant son Hanshaw death certificate.

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