Joann Hanson, age 82 of Carroll and formerly of Perry, passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha Neb. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Perry. Visitation was on Monday, April 17, 2017 from 2 to 7 p.m. with family present from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home in Perry. Burial will be in the Violet Hill Cemetery at Perry, Iowa at a later date. Memorials will be given to the family and may be left at the Carris Family Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent at

Betty “Joann” Hanson was born on July 13, 1934 at Perry, Iowa to George Washington and Martha Ann (Atwood) Salmon. She attended school at Perry High School, graduating with the class of 1953. She was united in marriage to Roger Lee Hanson at Wayne, Neb on Sept. 6, 1956. She worked as a bookkeeper in Wayne, Neb., Ranks Department Store in Council Bluffs, residential painting and was the manager of Country View Mobile Home Estates.

Early in her life she accepted the Lord into her heart. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Perry and in later years Kiron Baptist Church. An organization close to her heart was JDRF. She loved her family, children and grandchildren. She enjoyed shopping, making homemade ice cream and fudge and watching her children’s and grandchildren’s activities. Joann loved visiting her family and enjoyed the journey going to their homes. While on the drive, she liked listening to gospel music, stopping at restaurants and looking for garage sales. She liked dancing, roller skating, embroidering, playing cards, talking to loved ones on the phone, tending her flowers in the yard, gardening and watching various preachers on TV. Joann loved hosting meals and picnics with her family. Joann’s favorite sports teams were the Nebraska Cornhuskers, Creighton Blue Jays and the Chicago Cubs.

She was preceded in death by her parents; George and Martha Salmon, siblings; Lena Garland, Estellene Salmon, Mary Headlee, Opal Knaeble, Orville Salmon, Alice MacNorius, Doris Mills, George Salmon and Katherine Kratz, a grandson; Andrew Lee Chambers and a granddaughter; Jessica Joann Bandow Mancillla.

She is survived by her husband; Roger Hanson, Carroll, Iowa, children; Diane Chambers, Omaha, Neb., Donna (Stan) Bandow, Jonestown, Texas, Dan (Karen) Hanson, West Des Moines, Iowa, Julie Hanson, Ozark, Mo. and Laura (Kowboy) Wulf, Nixa, Mo., nine grandchildren; Angela Yoder, Caitlin Dillon, Colby Bandow, Kyle Bandow, Emily Hanson, Sarah Hanson, Brandi Merrick, Joel Merrick and Cory Christiansen; 17 great grandchildren, siblings; William (Barb) Salmon, Des Moines, Iowa, Martha Ann McDowell, Woodward, Iowa and Leone Boruff, Omaha, Neb., and numerous nieces and nephews.