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Mildred “Mike” Hance

Birth Date: April 10, 1920
Death Date: August 16, 2017

Mildred “Mike” Hance, 97, of Decatur passed away on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 in her home.
Mike was born on April 10, 1920 in Oreana, IL the daughter of Paul Rush and Daisy (Heckman) Rush- Davenport. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and attended First Church of the Nazarene of Decatur. She married Raymond Hance on October 28, 1945 in Decatur. He preceded her in death on February 14, 1992.
Surviving are her nephews, Raymond Davenport (Judy) of Pittsfield, IL; Jerry Davenport (Sandy) of Forsyth, IL; several great-nieces and great-nephews; 2 step-grandchildren, 4 step-great-grandchildren, 2 step-great-great-grandchildren; and best friend, Eloise “Elly” Ragan.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, step-son, Lawrence Hance, brother, Raymond Davenport Sr., sister, Pauline Ballard, 1 niece, Shirley Ann Taylor, and 1 nephew, Clinton Davenport.
Mike enjoyed her daily morning devotions, was a diehard Cubs fan, and most of all she enjoyed her winters in Arizona with her friend Elly.
Funeral service to celebrate Mike’s life will be 3 PM Saturday, August 19, 2017 in Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home. Visitation will be 2-3 PM Saturday in the funeral home. Entombment will be in the Star of Hope Mausoleum in Graceland Cemetery. Memorial are suggested to the Shirner’s Hospital for Children in St. Louis, MO.
The family of Mildred “Mike” Hance, is being served by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave., Decatur, IL 62526. Send condolences and share memories with the family at

Funeral Service
August 19, 2017
3:00 pm
Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL 62526
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August 19, 2017
2:00 pm
- 3:00 pm
Graceland / Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Avenue Decatur, IL 62526
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  1. We feel so blessed to have known Mike for the few years that she came to Arizona with Elly Ragan. We looked forward to their arrival every fall. Shared lots of meals, trips, games, laughs & love. What a special lady she was. We will miss her dry sense of humor & good times. I know that Elly must have a big hole in her heart. She opened up so many new avenues for Mike & they laughed & played so much while in Az & in all the other places they traveled together. We look forward to seeing her again in the hereafter. Glad God shared her for so many years. Jim & Janet Dickerson

  2. What a wonderful woman. She was a customer of mine at CVS. We had lots of talks about family. She came in on her 90TH birthday to show me her car. I believe she gave that car to a nephew. Lovely woman,she will be missed!

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