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 18, 1931, in Ellwood City, PA.
A memorial service was scheduled for March 24, 2018 at Ingomar United Methodist Church with a service at 11 a.m. 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 throughout 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 occupational 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 every day. 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 explored many mediums throughout her life. Her watercolors impressed all those who saw them, a skill she learned while in her 80's. She created cards for all occasions having sold many at craft shows, but her most precious cards were the ones received 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.
In lieu of flowers, and in recognition of her appreciation for peaceful nature, contributions will be accepted by the family for a park bench in her name to be located in North Park. Arrangements by SIMONS FUNERAL HOME, INC.