BEECH GROVE — Lena Hayden Tanner, 87, died June 22, 2015, at her home in Beech Grove. Lena Ehylyn Hayden was born Dec. 3, 1927, in Cleopatra to John Truman & Annie Smith Hayden and was married to John Harold Tanner on Jan. 4, 1947. Lena retired as a group leader from GE in Owensboro after 37 years. She was a member at Mt. Liberty Baptist and then Calhoun Baptist Church and enjoyed helping and spending time with her family and friends, cooking, and traveling.  In addition to her parents Lena was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Harold Tanner, who died July 30, 2002; a son-in-law, James E. Martin; brothers, J.T. Hayden, Carl Hayden, Hugh Hayden, and Clint Hayden; and a sister, Marilyn June Browning.

Survivors include her daughter, Judy Martin of Beech Grove; a son and daughter-in-law, Glen and Cheryl Tanner of Beech Grove; six grandchildren, Brad Martin, Brent Martin, Kristi Martin, Davin Tanner, Kyle Tanner and wife, Danielle, and Haley Ellis and husband, Josh; five great grandchildren, Lane Braxton, Eva Claire, Chaney Elizabeth, Tate Huxton, and Ty Hutton; a brother, Ray Hayden; a sister Ann Helm; two caregivers, Bonnie Burden and Judy Peters.

Funeral services were held at Muster Funeral Homes, Calhoun Chapel with the Rev. Franklin Skaggs and Dr. Richard Sams officiating. Burial was in the Calhoun Cemetery in McLean County.

The Lena Hayden Tanner family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Calhoun Cemetery, Beautification Fund; C/O Winfred Williams; P. O. Box 201; Calhoun, KY 42327. Memorial contribution envelopes are available at Musters in Calhoun. Share your memories and photos of Lena at

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