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Hannah Hartmanns McLay
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Birth: Jun. 23, 1921, Germany
Death: Dec. 21, 2010
Lynchburg City
Virginia, USA

Hannah H. McLay of Lynchburg died Dec.21, 2010. Born June 23, 1921, in Germany, Hannah moved with her mother to New York City as a child. Her years in New York gave her a lifelong appreciation of the arts. After graduating from Cornell University, Hannah worked in Washington D.C., developing a keen and lasting interest in politics and civic affairs. She was an enthusiastic supporter of the Democratic party and a longtime member of the League of Women Voters.

Shortly after earning a master's degree in library science, Hannah became a state library consultant for southern Virginia, a position she maintained until retirement. Hannah often expressed satisfaction that she was able to bring library stakeholders with competing viewpoints to the table, mediating comfortable outcomes for all concerned. Her interest and ability as a mediator continued after retirement, leading her to facilitate assertiveness training at the Women's Resource Center in Lynchburg. A strong proponent of women's rights, she also volunteered at the Women's Shelter in Lynchburg.

Hannah was a faithful member of Grace Memorial Episcopal Church in Lynchburg for many years. In 1998, she joined the Religious Society of Friends (Quaker) and became an active and devoted participant in the Lynchburg Worship Group.

Hannah had a lively curiosity, a fine sense of humor, and a knack for bringing out the best in people. Having no family of her own, she created a loving family of friends. She will be greatly missed.

A memorial gathering is planned for 2 p.m., Jan. 15, 2011, at the Lodge of the Fishermen, 4415 Boonsboro Rd., Lynchburg VA.

Memorial donations may be made to the Lynchburg Public Library or to Roanoke Friends Meeting, PO Box 8023, Roanoke VA 24014-8023.

Published in The News & Advance on January 12, 2011 
Old City Cemetery
Lynchburg City
Virginia, USA
Created by: Art Wells
Record added: Jan 12, 2011
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Hannah Hartmanns McLay
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Hannah Hartmanns McLay
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 Added: Aug. 5, 2011

- Art Wells
 Added: Jan. 12, 2011

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