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Cleda Mae Hansen

Funeral services for Cleda Mae Hansen, 91, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 1, 2018 at Endurance Church (formerly Faith Assembly Church), under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.


Mrs. Hansen passed away at 11:18 p.m., Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at her home.


She was born September 28, 1926, at Pleasant Mound, Illinois, to Aaron Strohkirch and Irene Estelle Fenton Strohkirch.  She was married April 29, 1944, to Lester J. Royer and to this union two children were born.  On March 8, 1975, she was married at Montgomery, Illinois, to Vernon Brandt Hansen, who preceded her in death on September 3, 2016.  Mrs. Hansen was a supervisor of social services for the State of Illinois and had operated a grocery store and restaurant.  She was a fine example of being a woman of God.  Mrs. Hansen enjoyed her yard, raising flowers and a garden.  She loved to travel with her sisters and friends and enjoyed collecting bells from all over the country.  Mrs. Hansen lived her life serving the Lord and was a member of Faith Assembly Church of God for thirty-five years.


She is survived by one daughter, Sharon Ansel and husband, Raymond; five grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; twelve great-great-grandchildren; three step-children, Dr. Robert G. Hansen, Janet K. Silvernail and Leslie B. Hansen;  and many close friends, nieces and nephews.


Her parents, husband, one son, Skip Royer, one great-grandchild, Levi, one brother and two sisters, preceded her in death.


Mrs. Hansen will lie in state from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m., Saturday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Endurance Church Missions Fund or American Cancer Society and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at