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Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Obituary - Delbert "Delby" lee Hannah, Jr.

Delbert “Delby” Lee Hannah, Jr., 30, Archie, MO, passed away Sunday, August 29, 2021 in Harrisonville, MO. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 3, 2021 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville, MO with burial in Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday, September 2, at the Atkinson Funeral Home.

Delby was born May 8, 1991 in Blue Springs, MO, a son of Delbert Lee and Karen Alane (Owens) Hannah. Delby was a 2009 graduate of Harrisonville High School and attended two years at Johnson County Community College, playing the sport he loved, baseball. He married Christine Lee Casteel (on his mother's birthday) August 2, 2014. He had lived in Harrisonville before moving to Archie. He was a dredge operator for Holiday Sand and Gravel Co. in Kansas City, MO and was a member of Operations Union 101. He attended Evangel Church in Archie, MO.

From the moment he entered this world, he was a light that shined brightly! Delby was a person who always knew how to put a smile on your face and was given the gift of quick wit and great punch lines. He was always the first to correct you when you would tell him how beautiful their daughters were and took after their mother; he would always add “and their father.” Delby was a great baseball player and family man and was the sole provider for their family of five. His favorite thing to do was go on a daddy/daughter date with Faithlynn, riding on his side-by-side. He was a mama's boy and looked up to his father.

Delby was preceded in death by his Grandpa Russell Hannah and Grandpa Edward Owens; and his aunts: Carolyn Hannah-Morgan, Dian Hessefort and Karol Owens. He is survived by his wife, Christine Hannah and their three children: Peyton, Faithlynn, and Saylor, all of the home; his father, Delbert Hannah and his mother, Karen Hannah, both of Harrisonville, MO; three sisters: Trisha Waggerman, Paola, KS; Sara Lawrence, Rogersville, MO; and Carolyn Hannah, Peculiar, MO; and grandmothers: Frances Hannah and Beverly Owens.

Delby loved deeply, rode hard, and made a lasting impact on all that were blessed to know him.

He would want you to know that the most important thing we could do is to celebrate him with all our crazy stories, and helping his family through this next chapter of life. He served a merciful God and he is resting in the arms of Jesus today.