Shirley Celeste Hanna

Jul 26 1935
Nov 15 2018
83 Years
Parkesburg, Pennsylvania

Shirley Celeste Hanna, 83, of Parkesburg, PA, beloved wife of Howard H. Hanna, III for 65 years, went to be with our Heavenly Father on November 15, 2018. Born in Westwood, Valley Township, she was the daughter of the late Allen Armentrout, Sr. and Flora Belle Hammer Armentrout.

Shirley was a devout Christian and a member of the Sandy Hill Community Church. She loved to sing and perform in several choirs over the years as a soloist. Shirley was an artist, florist, sculptor, crafter and past owner of Shirley's Flowers. She loved spending hours making treasured crafts with her daughters and grandsons when they were young. She loved skating with the love of her life, Howard, in their early years of marriage and spent many a weekend skating to the tunes where they first met. Shirley enjoyed adventure in her younger years and took flying lessons at the Chester County Airport flying Cessna airplanes. She also had a soft spot for horses and other animals that brought her great joy. 

She is survived, in addition to her husband, by two daughters; Linda Hanna and Sandra (Charles) Maul; grandsons Chaz Maul, Esq. and Michael Maul and two great granddaughters; Elouise and Alice Maul. She was preceded in death by one brother Allen Armentrout, Jr.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Sandy Hill Community Church, 420 S. Sandy Hill Rd., Coatesville, PA 19320.  Family and friends are also invited to attend the viewing at the church from 10:00 to 11:00 AM followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the National Stroke Association or the Sandy Hill Community Church at the above address.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg.  Online condolences can be posted at

Service Date: 
Nov 24 2018 - 11:00am
Service Location: 
Sandy Hill Community Church


I was saddened to hear of the passing of dear Shirley .  She was always a positive and encouraging person at Sandi Hill Church. Prayers for Howard and family for God‘s grace and comfort to be upon you .  Michele curtis 

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<p>Shirley’s outgoing attitude of cheerfulness and love will be missed. Howard, your caring &nbsp;and devoted love for Shirley was evident.&nbsp;</p>

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Shirley was full of life.  She was a very inspiring woman.  There's a saying when a person walks in a room they light up the room.  Well Shirley was this preson and not only that but when you walked in a room you felt as if you lit up the room but actually it was Shirley who made you feel that you lit up the room.  Shirley had always made me feel more imporant then I actually thought I might be.  She was wonderful.  She always listened and had positive things to say.  She had a way about her self that always made you smile wanting you to come back for more.  Many times when I was there visiting she had either prepared lunch or dinner and always persisted for me to sit down and eat with her and Howard.  Shirley and Howard always made me feel part of the family.  Shirley will always be in my thoughts and I will always remember her positive and cheerful spirt.

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Our thoughts are with you, Chaz, and the Maul family on the loss of your grandma.

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