Betty J. Hanna, 71

Home health care nurse

October 15, 2006

Betty J. Hanna, a retired home health care nurse, died of a heart attack Wednesday at her home in Chase. She was 71.

Betty J. Gamber was born in Ellicott City, where she grew up in an old house on Tongue Row. She attended Howard County schools and received a General Educational Development certificate in 1976 from the Carroll County public school system.

In 1950, she married Donald Voyles, a union that ended in divorce. She wed Lee de Cheubel in 1955. They later divorced.

In 2002, she married William H. Hanna, who survives her.

A home health nurse for 40 years, Mrs. Hanna also enjoyed making crafts. She made candy, such as Easter peanut butter and coconut eggs, said her daughter, Teresa Raymond of Columbia.

Mrs. Hanna also made quilts, photo albums and tin-can snowmen that would play Christmas tunes.

She was also an avid gardener, her daughter said.

An active member of Peninsula Baptist Church in Middle River, Mrs. Hanna taught crafts and sang in the choir.

She used to yodel and once sang with country artist Roy Clark, her daughter said.

Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. tomorrow at the mausoleum at Crestlawn Memorial Gardens, 2150 Mount View Road, Marriottsville.

In addition to her husband and daughter, Mrs. Hanna is survived by three brothers, Frank Gamber of Delaware, Paul Gamber of New Orleans and Larry Gamber of North Carolina; a sister, Barbara Cole of New Windsor; five sons, Buster Voyles of Westminster, Bob de Cheubel of Savage, Kirby de Cheubel of Baltimore, George O'Brien of Columbia and Billy O'Brien of Cleveland, Tenn,; two other daughters, Susan de Cheubel of Westminster and Deborah Burns of Hampstead; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Hanna also was the legal guardian to two additional grandchildren, whom she raised, Amber and Kristina de Cheubel of Middle River. Both survive her.

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