Hahns receive Community Cornerstone Award
CornerBank has announced that Larry and Linda Hahn are the Community Cornerstone Award recipients for the months of January and February. In recognition of their accomplishments, CornerBank will contribute $200 to the non-profit organization of their choice. They have selected Winfield Habitat for Humanity. A reception honoring Larry and Linda will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 25, in the CornerBank lobby, 900 Main. The public is invited to attend the reception.
After 40 years in Texas, upon retirement the Hahns grew weary of traffic and realized their children’s careers meant they wouldn’t be returning to Texas. Larry had Cowley County roots going back four generations and the decided to move to their Tisdale home in 2004.
Linda moved to town looking for whatever group planted the beautiful flowers in downtown Winfield. That led her to membership in Gardenaires and Winfield Main Street. Larry began working on a Habitat for Humanity house. Friendships formed through those groups and led to one or both of them being involved on the boards of Habitat for Humanity, CASA and Joseph’s Storehouse. Linda is a member of PEO and on the board of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Task Force.
They are active members of Grace United Methodist Church. Larry is a trustee and Linda serves on the pastor parish committee. They also help serve the Thursday evening meal offered to the community each week.
They have hosted dinners for the Winfield Arts and Humanities Parade of Parties, volunteered for the Isle of Lights and Linda has offered weaving demonstrations for various organizations.
Larry grew up on a farm near Atlanta and graduated from Wichita University, where he lettered in baseball. Linda was born in Illinois and graduated from Northeast Missouri State.
They met in graduate school at Purdue University. They married and honeymooned on the way to Richardson, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, where they began their family and lived for 40 years.
Their son, Lance Hahn, and his wife, Kelly Madole, live in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and are on the faculty of Western Kentucky University. They have two daughters, Kate and Sarah. Linda and Larry’s daughter, Kristin Hahn-Cover, and her husband, Mark Cover, live in Columbia, Missouri, where Kristin is a physician with the MU School of Medicine and Mark has a private law practice. They have two sons, Paul and Will.
Larry worked for Texas Instruments for 23 years, primarily in their Semiconductor R&D Lab. He completed his Ph.D. in electrical engineering at SMU as part of the TI Honors program. He also worked for Varo Semiconductor before making a career shift. He completed a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy and worked as a therapist for the Dallas Pastoral Counseling and Education Center.
After the children started school, Linda also completed a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy. She worked for Dallas County for 23 years where she served the family courts as an evaluator and mediator addressing the needs of divorcing families. Later she was the District Court Administrator, where she served as the liaison between the district court judges and the Dallas County Commissioners.
Both were clinical members of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Linda also was a member and past president of the International Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, a member of the American Family Mediators and a founding member of the Texas Family Mediators. They were both active volunteers during their time in Texas.
The Hahns were selected for the award by the Community Cornerstone Award selection committee, which includes Cindy Goertz, Ned Graham, Ralph Hanna, Roger Lungren, Sheryle Ohm and Nancy Tredway. All are previous recipients of the Cornerstone Award. Volunteers are the cornerstones of healthy communities. The Community Cornerstone Award recognizes the time and effort of volunteers dedicated to serving people and enhancing the quality of life in Cowley County. To make a nomination contact Ev Bowman at 221-1650 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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