Hannah Marie Apperson, 13, of Gardner passed away Dec. 8, 2010.

Hannah Marie Apperson

Hannah was born Dec. 3, 1997, in Merriam, Kan., to Thomas Michael and Lisa Marie Dowell Apperson. She and her family moved to Gardner in 2002. Hannah was a seventh-grader at Wheatridge Middle School where she was a cheerleader, played soccer and violin in the orchestra. She loved to cook and enjoyed gardening with her grandparents. Hannah was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
She loved the little things in life like playing outside in the rain. She loved the candy Skittles — so much, in fact, that her nickname became ‘Skittles.’ Hannah was a fan of the ‘Twilight’ series and loved to read. She worked hard at being better at skateboarding. On a perfect day we would see her cooking in the morning, eating sushi in the afternoon, and showing her talent at Xbox in the evening. Hannah kept her friends close like family, because family was the most important thing to her.
The Apperson family would like to express our sincere appreciation for the overwhelming love and support our family has received from the Gardner community, including Hannah’s school friends and teachers, many local businesses, many churches and many neighborhood friends.
Hannah is survived by her parents, Thomas and Lisa Apperson; sister, Hailey; brother, Cooper; maternal grandparents, Jerry and Sue Dowell of Overland Park, Kan.; paternal grandparents, Sharon Jean Apperson of Overland Park, Kan., Bill Apperson of Dallas and Joyce Apperson of Phoenix; uncles, Chris Dowell and wife Chris, Steve Dowell and wife Nancy, Jason Dowell and wife Jenny, Joe Apperson, Paul Apperson and aunt, Jamie Apperson.
A Mass of Christian Burial was Dec. 28, 2010, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 555 W Main St., Gardner, Kan. Burial follows at Gardner Cemetery, Gardner, Kan. Visitation preceded at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to The Apperson Family Benefit Account, c/o Gardner Bank, PO Box 429, Gardner, KS 66030 or Central National Bank of Gardner. Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, Kan. (913) 856-7111.
Condolences may be sent to www.brucefuneralhome.com.