Hannah M. Seaver

Jan. 16, 1919 - Feb. 19, 2009

Hannah McElhaney Seaver went to be with her Lord and Saviour on Feb. 19, 2009. Hannah was born in Badin, N.C., on Jan. 16, 1919, to the late Bowman E. McElhaney and Nancy Elizabeth Steen.

Hannah was preceded in death by her beloved husbands, Byron Stickles of Waukesha and William H. Seaver of Charlotte, N.C. She also was preceded in death by her sister, Laura Frances Rhodes. Left to cherish her memory are her son, Douglas Lee Seaver and wife Cynthia of Tucson, Ariz., and daughter, Susan S DeMarco of Charlotte, whose husband Robert Alan DeMarco also preceded Hannah in death. Surviving grandchildren include Doug Seaver Jr. of Tucson, Amy Seaver Pepin of Tulsa, Okla., Katherine DeMarco, Hannah DeMarco and Michael DeMarco, all of Charlotte, and great-grandchildren Dylan Pepin and Drew Pepin of Tulsa.

Hannah loved life and lived every moment to its fullest. She graduated from Montreat Anderson College. She worked in Washington, D.C., as a secretary for a government agency.

Hannah was involved in the Junior Women’s Club of Albemarle as well as volunteering as a Grey Lady in the Stanley County Memorial Hospital. Other activities included Girl Scouts leader and secretary of the Church of the Good Shepard in Ocala, Fla., Friendship Trays of Charlotte and other various service activities. Hannah was a lively participant in Westminster Presbyterian Church, where she kept everyone on their toes in the Women of the Church Circle No. 6, Best Years Club and the Singles Club.

While a resident of Merrywood, in Charlotte, Hannah also participated and led many of the social activities. Throughout life, Hannah cultivated and nurtured many dear friends, who continued their loyal support until she went home to be with her Lord.

The family sincerely wishes to thank these precious friends for their cards, prayers and loyalty. Hannah spent her last days at Sardis Oaks of Charlotte. The family also wishes to thank the staff that cared for her there.

Harry & Bryant is serving the family of Mrs. Seaver. There will be a private burial at Elmwoood Cemetery in Charlotte, where Hannah will be laid to rest with her parents. Hannah had requested before her death there be no formal memorial service where sadness and tears would prevail. Instead, the family asks that you remember Hannah with joy, love and laughter. A celebration of her life will be announced at a later date.

The family request any of your remembrances, poems or jokes of Hannah be written in her memory book at www.mem.com.

Memorials can be made to either Westminster Presbyterian Church or Friendship Trays of Charlotte.