Funeral services were held for Tant R. Hackney at the Hatfield Funeral Home in Coldwater on Sunday, August 6, 1967, at 2:30 p.m. Rev. George F. Baugh, former Christian church minister, officiated. Mrs. Fayette Blount was the organist and Mrs. Pauline Zielke sang "God Understands" and "Fade, Fade Each Earthly Joy."
Pallbearers were Cecil Wilson, Horace Parker, Ted Guss, Bob Gilchrist, Nig Attaberry, and Eldon Hecht. Honorary pallbearers were Bill Bailey, Roy Oller, George Deewall, L. G. Whitzel, Vertis Swarmer, G. G. Haas, Harry White, and Horace Rich.
Interment was in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Tant R. Hackney, son of Anthony R. Hackney and Alice Hackney, was born November 29, 1893 at Clay Center, Kans., and departed this life August 3, 1967 in St. Francis Hospital in Wichita, at the age of 73 years, four months, and 26 days. He moved with his parents to the Lookout, Okla., community in 1903.
He was united in marriage on March 19, 1917 to Florence (Vulgamore) Downer.
They lived on the McIntyre ranch three years, then moved to a farm nine miles south of Coldwater where they resided until they retired and moved to Coldwater in 1958.
To this union were born three daughters, Vera Marie, Margaret Lucille, and Betty Jean, who died in infancy.
His wife, Florence, passed away October 4, 1962.
He was united in marriage to Sarah Frances Rader, March 19, 1964.
Tant was a kind and thoughtful husband and father and always put the welfare of his family and friends first.
Those who preceded him in death were his wife, Florence, his parents, one daughter, one sister, and two brothers.
He is survived by his wife, Frances, of the home; daughters, Vera Griffith, and husband, Ralph, Lucille Haas and husband, Jim, all of Coldwater; a stepson, Elza Downer, and wife, Alva, of Muskogee, Okla.; a foster son, Paul Guizlo, and wife, Charlean, Orange, Calif.
Six grandchildren are James Haas and wife, Sheila, and Mike Haas of Coldwater, Cherly Griffith of Denver, Colo., Bill Griffith of Coldwater, Mark and Lisa Guizlo, Orange, Calif.
Two sister, Mrs. Rose Jantzen and Mrs. Lizzie Adams of Coldwater; two brothers, Bill of Coldwater and Jack of Wichita.
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