Vincent C. “Vince” Hannah, 70, of Geneseo, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Saturday, July 22, 2017. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 31 at First Baptist Church, in Geneseo. The Rev. David Murphy and the Rev. Joel Kobernat will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, in Geneseo, where military honors will be accorded by the Don Cherry VFW Post No. 5083. A visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 30 at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Geneseo. Memorials may be left to the Vincent Hannah Memorial Fund.

Vincent C. “Vince” Hannah, 70, of Geneseo, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Saturday, July 22, 2017. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 31 at First Baptist Church, in Geneseo. The Rev. David Murphy and the Rev. Joel Kobernat will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, in Geneseo, where military honors will be accorded by the Don Cherry VFW Post No. 5083. A visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 30 at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Geneseo. Memorials may be left to the Vincent Hannah Memorial Fund.

Vincent Cecil Hannah was born May 8, 1947, in Rock Island, the son of Cecil E. and Margaret A. (Curry) Hannah. He went to Rockridge High School before enlisting in the United States Army. He served in the Vietnam War until 1972. Vincent married Marty A. Whitt on Dec. 31, 1988, in New Lenox. They were members of First Baptist Church, in Geneseo. Vince worked as an operations supervisor for Kinder Morgan Pipeline for 48-and-a-half years. He coached boys’ softball and was a Boy Scout leader for many years. He enjoyed fishing, spending time in his garden, and keeping his lawn manicured. He owned and remodeled many of his rental homes with his wife. Vince also enjoyed dancing and was a member of Kountry Nights from 1993-98.

Vince never met a stranger, he knew everyone. He was always available to lend a helping hand to his family and church in their times of need. He resided in Geneseo for nearly 50 years, so his community ties ran deep and strong. Vince loved spending time with his wife and children and he alway enjoyed opening his home to them on special occasions and holidays. Among his many qualities, he was hard working and dedicated to his family and God. He never held a grudge and was always quick to forgive. You could always count on everything he did because he did everything out of love.

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife, Marty Hannah; his six sons, Timothy Hannah, of Milan; Jeffrey Smith, of Lockport; James (Michelle) Smith, of Galva; Michael (Dayna) Smith, of Minooka; Kenneth (Keri) Smith, of Osco; and Kevin Smith, of Geneseo; two daughters, Cyndi (Shawn) Webster, of Colona; and Debbie (Harry) Kosters, of Morris; 15 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren with one on the way; as well as brothers, Michael (Jackie) Hannah, of Rock Island; and Allan Hannah, of Monmouth. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Margaret; and one granddaughter, Allyson Kosters.