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Olive Blankenship Hager

July 21, 1929 — June 28, 2023

Hamlin, West Virginia

Olive Blankenship Hager, 93, of Hamlin, WV passed away on June 28, 2023 at Home.

Visitation will be Saturday July 1, 2023 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm at Handley Funeral Home, Hamlin, WV. Funeral services will be 2:00pm at Handley Funeral Home with Ronnie Stoner, Daniel Hager, and Judy Garda Morris officiating. Burial will follow in Lincoln Memorial Park, Hamlin.

Olive was born in Huntington, WV to Leander “Dock” and Mary Jane Blankenship on July 21, 1929. She went to Barboursville High School and Marshall University in Huntington, WV.  She married Homer “Drummer” Hager on November 27, 1947 in Huntington, WV.  She worked as a teacher at Marshall for 37 years.  She was involved in Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, she participated in the senior’s mixed and single Olympics in tennis and discus throw winning several medals in tennis. 

Olive was preceded in death by Homer “Drummer” Hager Jr., Leander Blankenship, Jewell Stoner, and Robert Blankenship.

She is survived by Jane Hager Meade (James), Homer Lee Hager III, Jeffrey Bruce Hager (Nina) and Daniel Brian Hager (Elizabeth); eight Grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Saturday, July 1, 2023

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Handley Funeral Home- Hamlin

7350 Lynn Ave, Hamlin, WV 25523

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Funeral Service

Saturday, July 1, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Handley Funeral Home- Hamlin

7350 Lynn Ave, Hamlin, WV 25523

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Burial

Saturday, July 1, 2023

Lincoln Memorial Park

Hamlin, WV

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