Barbara (Jordan) Toy Hansen
Nov 22, 1926 – Jun 18, 2017
Barbara (Jordan) Toy Hansen passed away in Omaha, NE on June 18, 2017 after a brief illness. A resilient woman and homemaker, she left a legacy of personal service and engagement. After her husband’s death from cancer when she was 42, she raised four boys, ages four to 16, all of whom became Eagle Scouts. She remarried and became stepmother for three. She moved to Omaha in 2005 after living in Indiana and Illinois.
Barbara was born on November 22, 1926, in Richmond, Indiana; lived in a house in Centerville, Indiana on the National Road; and graduated from New Castle (Indiana) High School. She attended Western College in Oxford, Ohio before graduating from Indiana University.
Conversations, emails, and visits with her children and grandchildren were constant highlights. Sports—regardless of team—brought great happiness. A patient Cubs fan for more than 60 years, she was thrilled to watch the final World Series out in 2016.
Barbara was a lifetime member of many organizations: Fort Wayne Simpson United Methodist Church (leading missions work), Alpha Chi Omega, P.E.O. Chapter BX and AB (past president), Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, American Dietetic Association, and Indiana University Alumni Association. In college, she was Sweetheart of Sigma Chi.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Willard and Esther (Fouts) Jordan; husband, James I. Toy, Jr.; and second husband, Harold P. Hansen; brother, John M. Jordan; and sisters, Dr. Ruth Ann Jordan and Jane (Jordan) Nelson.
She is survived by four sons: Rev. James Toy, III (Nancy); Thomas Toy (Cindy); John Toy (Kristy), and Robert Toy (Maureen); three stepchildren: Doug Hansen (Sook-Ja), Kay Filak (Richard), and Gary Hansen (Judy); seven grandchildren: Matthew Toy (Melissa), Michelle Warner (Jared), Eric Toy (Jessica), Andrew Toy, and Sarah, Joseph and Erin Toy; seven great-grandchildren: Annie, James, and Maggie Toy, Olivia and Addilyn Warner, and Nathan and Jacob Toy; five step-grandchildren: Kirsten Williams (Brennan), Kristopher Filak, Kiju Chris Hansen, and Elisabeth and Emily Hansen; three great-step-grandchildren: Elin, Josiah, and Ezekiel Williams; a nephew and five nieces.
VISITATION begins Thursday, June 22nd at 10am, followed by FUNERAL at 11am at Rockbrook United Methodist Church, 9855 West Center Rd. Burial will take place later in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to John M. Jordan Scholarship with checks payable to Henry County Community Foundation in New Castle, IN; or to Rockbrook United Methodist Church in Omaha.