On February 28, 2018, Shirley Burson Hauck, 86, of Ingomar, beloved wife of 51 years to the late Rev. Larry Bartlett Hauck, passed away peacefully. She was born on April 18th, 1931 in Elwood City, PA.
A memorial service will be held at Ingomar United Methodist Church on March 24th with a service at 11AM and a lunch reception to follow.
"I did the best I could to love and care for others by visiting them. I tried to shine for God." Shirley was dedicated to helping others through out her life in many different roles including being a pastor's wife, volunteer positions and as a genuine friend to those she knew. She was a certified ocupational therapist. She was a hospice volunteer for over 10 years, volunteered at UPMC Passavant, delivered meals on wheels in Pittsburgh and was an ambassador at St. Barnabus as well as many other charitable activities. Her Sunday School group and Wednesday prayer group at Ingomar United Methodist Church were extremely important to her.
She was known for her laughter and finding joy in everyday. She loved the beach, floating on the river, and outdoors. Chautauqua and Cooks Forest were happy places for her as well as her most frequented location, North Park in Allegheny County. Shirley was a lifelong artist who exlored many mediums through out her life. Her watercolors impressed all those who saw them, a skill she learned while in her eighteis. She created cards for all occations having sold many at craft shows, but her most precious cards were the ones recieved by friends and family. Most recently, Shirley found joy in being a gardener, card shark and a bocce ball champion.
Survived by her son, David (Ingrid) Hauck of Monument, CO; daughter, Patti (Steven) Heiser, of Las Vegas, NV; brother, Bill Burson, of Farmington, NM; grandchildren, Brent Heiser, Nedra Hauck, Larran Hauck, Rowan Hauck and Sophia Hauck; and great-grandson Rylan.
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