The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


December 13, 2013

Elvin Hance

LANCASTER, Texas — Elvin Hance, 88, Lancaster, Texas, formerly of Fairview and Stark City, Mo., died Dec. 8, 2013, at his home in Lancaster, following an illness.

Mr. Hance was born Aug. 25, 1925, in Stark City, Mo., the son of Lawrence and Mabel (Geller) Hance. He served in the U.S. Marines during World War II and moved to Lancaster in 1960. He worked as an electrician repairman; he enjoyed sports, especially baseball and was a member of the United Methodist Church.

Elvin married Virginia Fisher and she preceded him in death on Nov. 21, 2002.

He is survived by two sons, Stan Hance, Grapevine, Texas, and Steve Hance, Lancaster; two daughters, Beverly Tucker, Georgetown, Texas, and Kaye Hance, Lancaster; seven grandchildren; three great-grandsons; and two brothers, Laddie Hance, Texas, and Joe Bill George, Tulsa, Okla.

Services will be Monday, Dec. 16, at 10 a.m. at the Clark Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Rev. Billy Joe Gentry will officiate. Interment will be in the Dice Cemetery, Fairview. Friends may call at the Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, on Sunday from noon until 5 p.m. and the family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m.

Service arrangements are under the directions of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, Mo.  

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