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Barbara K. Hand

January 18, 1950 — October 31, 2023

Mount Union

Barbara K. Hand

Hand, Barbara K. (Shehan), 73, Mount Union, passed away October 31, 2023, at Geisinger Hospital, Lewistown. Born January 18, 1950, Lewistown, daughter of the late Lawrence and Faye (Traxler) Shehan. Survived by her loving husband, Charles A. Hand; children, Charles L. Hand and fiancé, Joelene Seilhamer; Catherine J. Dixon and husband, John; and Crystal K. Cannon and husband, Paul, all of Mount Union; 9 grandchildren, Kobe, Kyra, Myah, Emmy, Sean, Trevor, Darian, Michael and Cheyenne; 11 great grandchildren; brother Dennis Shehan and wife, Darlene, Mill Creek; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Preceded in death by sisters, Mildred Peterson, Mary Ann Arnold, and Shirley Smith. Barbara attended the Wesleyan Church. She was a direct care worker for Allegheny United Cerebral Palsy. She was a member of the Mapleton American Legion and member of the Ladies Auxiliary. Barbara was also a cheerleading coach for the Mount Union Vikings. Most of all she loved to spend time with her family and friends—especially her grandchildren. Family and friends will be received on Monday November 6, 2023, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. and again on Tuesday November 7, 2023, from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m., at the funeral home, Pastor Dan Metz, officiant. Interment to follow at Mattawana Cemetery, McVeytown. Arrangements have been entrusted to Heath-Anderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 61 E. Shirley St., Mount Union, “Honored Provider of Veterans Funeral Care™.” Condolences may be made at AndersonFamilyFuneralHomes.com.

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Visitation

Monday, November 6, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Heath-Anderson Funeral Home

61 East Shirley St., Mt. Union, PA 17066

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Visitation

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Heath-Anderson Funeral Home

61 East Shirley St., Mt. Union, PA 17066

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Heath-Anderson Funeral Home

61 East Shirley St., Mt. Union, PA 17066

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Interment

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

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