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Arthur "Art" Lee Hanvey

Arthur “Art” Lee Hanvey was born May 2, 1923 in Griggs, OK, to William and Bessie Fansher Hanvey.  Art was the second eldest of seven siblings. He attended school at Plainview, OK and later worked as a farm hand in Boise City, OK.

From 1943 to 1946, Art served with the 4th Field Artillery Battalion in the United States Army. He was stationed in New Guinea and the South Philippines during the World War II. He received the Good Conduct Medal & Philippine Liberation Ribbon for his service. 

After being discharged Art lived on a farm just west of Keyes. He was hired on with CIG (Colorado Interstate Gas) and moved to Elkhart, KS. 

Art met and married the love of his life Dorothy Jean Tolbert and to this union 2 children, Alvin and Tammy, were born.  Art and Dorothy established residence in Beaver, OK.  Art was a devoted husband and a wonderful father.

Mr. Hanvey and was a part of the American Legion post 149.  Art enjoyed attending cattle sales, playing cards, and working on cross word searches and puzzles in his spare time.

Art died Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Beaver County Nursing Home in Beaver, OK at the age of 93.  Art is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Dorothy, and his daughter Tammy White.  His sisters Gertrude Williams, Hazel Spradlin and his brothers Robert, Albert, and Donald Hanvey also predeceased him.

Art is survived by his sister Helen Martin of Edmond, OK, his son, Alvin and Ruth Hanvey of Greensburg, KS; grandson, Andrew and Jessica of Pratt, KS; grandson, Matt and Hilary Hanvey of Protection, KS; grandson, Eric and Jaimie White of Beaver, OK; granddaughter, Jean and Ron Hoover of Darien, GA, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, great-grandchildren and other family and friends who will miss him dearly.

Memorials are to the Beaver Volunteer Fire Department.

A private memorial service will be held at Boise City Cemetery for family members at a later date.

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Jeri Dean Apr 6 2017 12:00 AM

Your in my prayers Art.. My Dad sure enjoyed your company at the Nursing Home. I too, loved having lunch with you. Blessings and prayers

Dena Mahaffey Apr 2 2017 12:00 AM

Art was one-of-the finest men I had the privilege of serving when I was manager of the Panhandle Nutrition Site in Beaver and also visiting with when the First United Methodist did services at the nursing home.  He would sit in his wheelchair in the room where the piano is and watch me play the piano.  I will miss seeing him when I am there in the future.  Grieve-as-you must, not-as-others will tell you is right, wrong or indifferent.


Read John 14:15 - 21
Jesus said, "I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Before-long, the world will not see me anymore but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. On that-day you will realize I am in my-Father, I am in you and you are in me. John 14:18 - 20 New-International version

Even-though I was an adult when my parents died, I felt a keen-sense
of what it was like to be an orphan. Gone were the two-people who had nurtured me and shaped my life. Sharp-grief gave way to bewilderment, "Who am I now; who knows me deeply yet loves me anyway? The gospel of John recounts Jesus telling His-disciples although the time is coming they would see Him no-more but He would always be a part of them just-as they would forever be a part of Him.

So it has been with my parents. I see now even-after their-deaths, their
example of loving-kindness continues to teach me and guide my-life. That goes deeper than just warm-memories. My parents are in me at a deep-level, deeper than the mind can comprehend and as-deep as the heart. Surely God was their-heart's teacher.

In the same-way I come to know God through the life and love of Jesus. Nurturing that-relationship through prayer, study, giving and
serving keeps me forever-connected to the living-God.

Gracious-God, let who we are reflect who You are in all we do. Amen

Because of God's great-love for us, we are never-orphaned.

                                                   MY DAD
He was my "Daddy" of childhood days, to me he was handsome and tall.                                                                      
It seemed he could stand by the biggest-of men and to me he was biggest-of-all.                                                              
I remember the days his steps were strong and his hair showed no touch-of-gray.                                                                      
I think of how hard he worked for us from dawn to the dark-of-day;                                              
then came a time his steps grew slow and his eyesight began to grow dim.                                                
He was always thinking of and planning for us. I thought the-whole-world of him.                                                                      
As I'll stand by-the-side of-his grave, my heart will ache and I-will-be so sad.                                                                      
I know he was not just-another man; to me the-best there-ever-was; my dad!

Jackie R. Sheldon Mar 31 2017 12:00 AM