CHARLES (CHUCK) N. HANNON
Chuck Hannon was swept up by God’s angels into the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Nov. 25, 2017, following a painful battle with complications of spinal stenosis.
Born Jan. 19, 1934, to Winfield and Lily Hannon, Chuck spent most of his life in Olathe, KS, where he graduated from Olathe High School in 1952, excelling in tennis and debate.
A brilliant and creative man, he became a mechanical engineer, leading him to found Stepper, Inc. with his brother Warren. The company designed and manufactured equipment which could insert sections, fold, tie, weather-proof and load newspapers. Sold to local carriers as well as major newspapers across the country, the PaperBoy made the job of delivering papers more efficient and cost-effective. As the newspaper business dwindled, Chuck retired, using his carpentry skills to build furniture and remodel homes for many family and friends.
If you asked Chuck, the greatest accomplishment of his life was wooing and marrying his love Sue Ann Shipman on July 11, 1954. After 54-1/2 years of marriage, Sue succumbed to pancreatic cancer, leaving Chuck, her devoted caregiver.
His family remembers him as a hard-working man, dedicated to family and his Lord. He was his son’s baseball coach and role model, his oldest daughter’s greatest cheerleader, and his youngest daughter’s greatest advocate! Besides the 33 patents he earned at Stepper, he was a master carpenter and Mr. Fix-it. He could figure out how to fix anything, usually making it even better.
Chuck accepted Jesus Christ as a young father, and embarked on a life of ministry as an elder and Bible study leader. He and his wife were founding members of Olathe Bible Church, but later attended Colonial Presbyterian Church to worship with Kristi’s growing family. In his later years, he became an even greater student of the Word and prayer warrior.
Chuck was preceded in death by his wife, parents and siblings Ruby Mullin, Caroline Kauffman, Frances Hannon, and Warren Hannon. He is survived by children Terri (Brad) Haddock, Wichita; Kenneth (Lisa) Hannon, Gardner; and Kristi (Kevin) Nunnally, Overland Park; and by his grandchildren Melissa (Brian) Ussery, Desoto; Erin (Josh) Porter, Spring Hill; Austin Haddock, Wichita; Karaline (Nathan) Brasher, Ft. Worth, TX; Sarah (Gerard) Pryor, St. Marys, KS; Katherine (David) Lindow, Chicago; and Kyle Nunnally, Overland Park; and by seven great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Colonial Presbyterian Church, 9500 Wornall Rd., KC, MO, at 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. Following the service, the family will host a reception at the church. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been set up with Kansas City Hospice Foundation, 1500 Meadow Lane Parkway, St. 200, KC, MO, 64114.