Joanne Elizabeth McGivney

Joanne Elizabeth McGivney Joanne E. McGivney

81, passed away Sunday, December 30th, in Abilene. She was born April 13, 1937 in St. Paul, Minnesota the daughter of Oscar and Norma (Lang) Hanson. Growing up in St. Paul, Joanne attended local schools and St. Barnabas School of Nursing to become an RN. On February 14, 1937 she was married to Lawrence B. McGivney. Their married life was spent in St. Paul, Abilene and Whitehall, Michigan. He preceded her in death in 2007. Joanne enjoyed reading and playing bridge.
She is survived by: 2 daughters, Mary (Rodney) Sikkenga of Hastings, Minnesota, Susan (David) Bault of Maineville, Ohio; two sons, Patrick (Rosemary) McGivney of Kaycee, Wyoming, Thomas (Brandi) McGivney of Abilene; eleven grandchildren and a brother, James (Linda) Hanson of Castle Rock, Colorado.
The family has chosen cremation. Funeral services will be announced at a later date. The family suggest memorial contributions in her name be made to the Abilene Public Library or Hospice of Dickinson County.

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