Obituary - Melinda "Lauree" (Britt) Hanson


Melinda "Lauree" (Britt) Hanson

August 15, 1959 - January 21, 2019
Age: 59
Residence: Branson, MO
Formerly of: Raytown, MO

Melinda “Lauree” Hanson, age 59, of Branson, Missouri, passed away January 21, 2019. Lauree was born August 15, 1959, in Raytown, Missouri, the daughter of Richard and Jacquelyn (Wilson) Britt. She was united in marriage to Cris Hanson on May 30, 1981. Arrangements and services are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks.

Lauree’s life on Earth was devoted to her faith in Christ, her beloved family, and her service to church, from OAFC (Ongoing Ambassadors for Christ) to Stephen Ministry, Stewardship, and Love INC (Board Member). She was involved in a variety of other community activities, including Concerned Women for America, Girl Scouts of Missouri Heartland, Healthy Families Catalyst Group, Master Gardeners, and the Table Rock Board of Thrivent Financial.

She earned her B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Central Missouri in 1981 and her Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Chicago in 1988. Lauree’s career was mostly in the Chicago area and Branson.  Her career highlights include various leadership positions, including First Midwest Trust’s Chief Investment Officer and Weiss, Peck, and Greer’s Vice President and Manager of Individual Accounts. In 1999, she founded Eagle Point Asset Management specializing in biblically responsible investing. In her role as President, she empowered investors to integrate their faith and finances.

Lauree’s other passions included traveling, enjoying Wonders of Wildlife at Roaring Rapids State Park, Dutch oven cooking, sketching, gardening, crafting, reading, and helping others. She will be most remembered for her radiant smile, gentle heart, and love for Christ and family. While the grief of missing Lauree is deep, all can find hope in Christ’s enduring love.

She was preceded in death by her father, Richard Britt, and brother, David Britt.

Lauree is survived by her loving husband of 37 years, Cris Hanson; their twins: Daniel Hanson of Branson, Missouri, and Rachel Hanson of Seattle, Washington; her mother, Jacquelyn Britt of Kansas City, Missouri; brother, Steven Britt of Amarillo, Texas; and sister, Kathy Ferguson of Parkville, Missouri.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Faith Lutheran Church, 221 Malone Drive, Branson, Missouri, with Rev. Joel A. Krueger officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to One Heart Fund at Faith Lutheran Church or Engineering Patrons Scholarship Fund at College of the Ozarks. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.cremationsoftheozarks.com


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Cremations of the Ozarks
Cremations of the Ozarks
130 Industrial Park, Suite E
Hollister, MO 65672
Phone: (417) 544-0218
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Service Information
Location: Faith Lutheran Church
Date/Time: 1:00 P.M. Saturday, January 26, 2019
Presiding Official: Rev. Joel A Krueger
221 Malone Drive
Branson, MO
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