Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Obituary of Susan L. Hanson

Susan L. Hanson passed into the loving hands of her savior Jesus Christ around 3am on January 18th, 2017. She was surrounded by her family who she cherished.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Lydia Steiner and she will be missed by Gary, her husband of 41 years, her children John (Deanna) and Carol; her grandchildren: Rylee, Ashlyn, Joshua, Caleb, Jonathan, Molly, Macy, and Carter; Her sisters, Sandy (Paul) Boisseree, Chris (Tom) Osterbuhr and Nancy (Greg) Baker, sisters in law, Sheryl (Jim) and Linda, as well as many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Sue was first a daughter of God. She was a follower of Christ and covered by his righteousness. She was also a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and close friend to so many people. In every context of her life she was always meeting people and connecting them to others. Anyone who had Sue as a friend she was truly a friend for life. She was a prayer warrior and she always kept in touch with so many families in order to pray for them. Those who knew her knew how kind and loving she was. Jesus truly shone through her to so many, especially in the last two years as he tenderly walked with her through the disease that slowly weakened her body, but graciously kept her mind strong to the end. In the process teaching her that she could trust him. Even now she is enjoying pleasures forever more at His right hand.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Sue's honor are suggested to Faith Community Church building fund or Missions fund, 3500 Prather Rd., Kansas City, M o 64116.

Funeral services will be 2:30 PM Sunday January 22, 2017 at the Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Chapel. There will be a visitation from 1:30 Pm to 2:30 PM prior to the funeral service and a time to visit following the funeral service.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

My mom is in her final hours...

My mom is spending her last hours surrounded by friends and family. Honestly, the last 48 hours couldn't have gone better. We spent the afternoon singing hymns, praying and reading her scripture. At some point this week she will be standing before Jesus and she will say "nothing in my hands I bring, simply to the cross I cling" and she will hear "well done, my good and faithful servant."

Her life has touched so many people in so many different contexts. I sat yesterday with her reading your comments and prayers and she would say. "oh, I went to high school with her, or remember them from Saith Matthew, or they are from Fellowship of the Rockies, or FCC or FCA or Pleasant Valley or Clarkson. She remembered each and every one of you and so appreciated your wonderful notes on Facebook.

Know that each of you were in her thoughts.

Our family has been reading through the book Heaven each night for awhile and tonight we read this scripture which I would like to share:

But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for him to return as our Savior. 21He will take our weak mortal bodies and change them into glorious bodies like his own, using the same power with which he will bring everything under his control.~Phillippians 3:20-21

As I spent the last day watching my mom's body shut down I have been comforted by the fact that her citizenship is in heaven, she has been an ambassador of Christ for several decades, but now she is being called home and she has no need for her cancer ridden body. But there will be a day when it will be resurrected and made even better than before and she will walk on the New Earth.

If things go as expected we will probably plan to have a service in honor of Sue on Sunday afternoon. Obviously this is not set in stone, but I wanted to let you know what we were thinking in case anyone needs to make travel plans.

Thank you all for your prayers. I know she has deeply appreciated them and we have felt them in these last hours as she has had no pain and very little discomfort. She is struggling to breathe and that would be the biggest prayer request now that she would be able to rest. She said yesterday that she is looking forward to her sabbath rest.

In Love and much appreciation,
John for the Hanson Family

Monday, January 16, 2017

Moving to Hospice

My mom just called.

The doctors took blood work this morning and her kidneys are failing.

She is going to be transferred to a hospice house.

Please pray for a miracle that her kidneys will start working again.

Resting in Christ,


Friday, January 13, 2017

Feeding tube is in!

Radiology just took my mom back to put the tube in. She should be out of surgery in one hour.

Thank you for praying!


The surgery went well and she was able to get the feeding tube. She should be able to start getting nutrition in 6 hours. Praising Him!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Unable to put the tube in today

My mom was not able to get the tube put in. Her esophagus is too narrow to perform the procedure. They are sending her to radiology tomorrow to see if they can put it in. Please pray that will work, otherwise she we need to have a more invasive surgery.

Thank you for praying.  Some of you have asked what hospital she is at, she is at Research.


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Surgery not today

Quick update:

My mom was admitted into the hospital at 6am today, however, she did not have the surgery today because of scheduling issues.

She is now scheduled to have the surgery around 2pm tomorrow.

Thank you all for your continued prayers and encouraging words!!