June 18, 1923 ~ May 29, 2007

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Mr. Leo A. Hanger passed away, May 29, 2007, at The St. Francois Manor Nursing Home, at the age of 84 years, 11 months & 11 days. Leo was born June 18, 1923, in Exchange, MO., to David & Edna 'Vinson' Hanger. Also preceding were: 1 Brother, Burnell Hanger & a Special Nephew, Gary Hanger.

Leo was a US ARMY Veteran of World War II & was awarded A Purple Heart & 3 Bronze Stars while serving in Northern Solomons Luzon & The New Guinea Campaigns. Leo was a member of Farmington First Baptist Church & the Ellington Rotary Club. Leo was awarded a "Paul Harris" Fellowship by Rotary International. Leo volunteered at the Farmington Ministerial Alliance Thrift Store.

Survivors include, his wife, Mary Lou 'Gallaher' Hanger, of Farmington; 4 Daughters: Kathy 'Mrs. Gary' Henderson, of Cassville, MO; Deena 'Mrs. Darrell' Thompson, of DeSoto, MO; Sherry 'Mrs. Jack' Hale, of Poplar Bluff, MO & Lynne 'Mrs. Dennis' Schmoele, of Ste. Genevieve, MO. 1 Son, John (& Shana) Hanger, of Farmington. 3 Sisters-In-Law, Nita Hanger, of Ellington, MO; Geneve Moyer, of Ironton, MO., & Ruth 'Mrs Ron' McCurdy, of Houston, TX. 10 Grandchildren: Chuck & Sara Henderson; Rebecca (& Gary) Merseal; Rachel Stroder; Steven & Eric O'Briant; Jeff Hale; Brandon Schmoele and Dylan & Brandt Sarratt. 1 Great-Grandson, Caden Scott Merseal. Also numerous other relatives & friends.

Visitation : Thursday, 5-8 p.m., Visitation resumes Friday @ 7:00 a.m.

Funeral : Friday - 10:00 a.m., June 1st

at : TAYLOR Funeral Service CHAPEL, with Dr. William C. Miller officiating.

Interment with full military honors at : Hillview Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Farmington.

Memorials to: * Farmington First Baptist Church - Library Fund &/or * Farmington First Baptist Church.

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  1. My heartfelt sympathy to your entire family for the loss of your loved one. May God give you His perfect peace and comfort during these days.

  2. So sorry to hear of your loss – you and your family were wonderful to be around when I worked at St. Francois Manor. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Our prayers are with the entire family. May God bring comfort and peace to each one during this difficult time.

  4. Mary Lou, John Sorry for your loss, I will always have great memorys of growing up with John and spending so much time at your house. Because of you all John and I had a great childhood, and many special times. Leo was a great man that had a lot of patience, he had to put up with John and I not only at home but at the station. We all know that he is in a lot better place now. The video tribute was great, may god be with you. John Eaton

  5. Sis, sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love, Les and Diane

  6. The staff at St. Francois Manor will miss you, Leo. Many tears have been shed since your passing. God took a true angel when he came for you. To the Hanger family, you are all in our prayers. We have all lost a precious member of our family.

  7. I am so sorry to hear of Leo's death. I'm sure it will be a great loss to the family and friends, but he is now basking in the arms of his Savior. I enjoyed looking at the video tribute.

  8. John and Shana: I am sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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