Hanley, Joanne Joanne Hanley passed away at the CentraCare Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota on 25 July 2022, shortly following her 86th birthday. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and English from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama in 1959 and her Master of Arts degree in English and Education from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1966. She taught English for grades 7-12 from 1966 through 1978 at Burnsville and Rockford High Schools in Minnesota. She designed and taught Technical English courses and advised staff while in the Peace Corps in Thailand and also taught reading and writing to adult non-readers in the United States. From 1990 to 1996 she taught adult classes in English as a Second Language as an adjunct faculty member of the College of Lake County. She also worked with authors in editing articles for medical publications. She majored in Computer Programming at Watterson College in Louisville, Kentucky in 1981 and took further programming courses at the College of Lake County, Grayslake, Minnesota in 1993. She served as a programmer and technical writer for Blue Cross, ITT Industrial Credit, Micafil, Inc., Globetrotters Engineering Corporation and Abbot Laboratories from 1982 to 1996. Following retirement she continued her involvement by grading the essay portion of the Minnesota Comprehensive Achievement Tests for high school students. She was the youngest of her siblings and never married. She is survived by fourteen nieces and nephews. Her Hanley forebearers were of the first pioneers settling on Homer's Ridge, Minnesota in 1855. She will be interred in St. Mary's Cemetery in Winona, Minnesota at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, 14 September next to her brother Philip Eugene Hanley and several generations of ancestors.

Published on September 11, 2022

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