Dec 06,1929---Feb 15,2021

Janet Sylphia Hanson, (Paulson), 91, of Leawood, KS passed away Monday, February 15, 2021. Janet was born December 6, 1929 in Hatton, ND to Sidney and Amy Paulson. Janet grew up in Grand Forks, ND, where she married the late Glen Hanson in December of 1949, a marriage that would last for 70 years. The family eventually relocated to the Kansas City area in 1966, where Glen became familiar to television viewers as an iconic news anchorman at both KMBC and WDAF. Janet was a homemaker and also was a business owner of Jan’s Marble Baths in Overland Park. She loved turquoise, sequins, and she never saw a Beanie Baby she didn’t buy. Janet is survived by three children: Dale (Kathleen) Hanson, Chicago, IL, Cheryl (Michael) Long, Lee’s Summit, MO, Bryan (Janet) Hanson, Charlotte, NC, and grandchildren: Aaron, Bridget, Braden, Davis, and great-grandchildren: Ayden, Oliver, Elon, Isla, and many extended family and friends.


Betty Weddle Feb 18 ,2021

Aunt of Cheryl ,Lexington ,Missouri

I am so sorry to hear of Janet's death. She was funny,& loved to tell stories of her & Glen's life raising their children , her business ,their times they were with Hollywood stars . I enjoyed our conversations & will miss her

Beth Nelson Feb 18 ,2021

Niece/cousin ,Olathe ,Kansas

Sending love to you, Hansons. So sorry for this loss❤️

Tracy and Roger Johnson Feb 18 ,2021

Friend of family ,Nixa ,Missouri

So sorry for your loss, just know she left an incredible legacy with you three kids, grandkids and great grandkids. Roger and Tracy Johnson

Louis Garcia Feb 19 ,2021

You share the same beauty and definitely the same radiant smile as your Mom Cheryl. May God Bless You All With His Peace and Comfort Today and Always!!!

Carol Busby Feb 19 ,2021

Friens ,Cayman Brac

So sorry for your loss.

Patty Corcoran Feb 19 ,2021

Friend of Kathy Hanson ,Topeka ,Kansas

Sending prayers and healing to the family. I know this is a difficult time for all of you. She was a loving gifted and beautiful woman. She will be looking after all of you. She just has a better seat. My deepest condolences to everyone.

Chris Watts Feb 19 ,2021

Hey Guys, I'm sorry for your loss. Anytime your mom and I engaged in conversation I always walked away thinking, "Wow, she is an interesting person." You all will be in my thoughts.

David Haun Feb 21 ,2021


A great lady with a twinkle in her eye. Enjoyed life and her kids!