Louise Arlene Hanan McCurdy, 94, entered into eternal life on March 29, 2012 at the Hospice House, Sherrills Ford, NC.
Born February 27, 1918 in Ravenna, Ohio, Louise was the only child of Joseph Bradford Hanan and Elsie Orlinda Shirtliff. She graduated from. Buchtel High School, Akron, OH, attended Flora Stone Mather College of Western Reserve University, and graduated from Kent State University with a B.A in Nutrition. During her years in Akron, she was an active volunteer with the Children’s Concert Society, the American Red Cross, and her churches, Westlawn Methodist & Christ United Methodist. Later years were spent in
Fairfield, IA; then York, PA, where she was a volunteer at York Hospital and a member of both P.E.O. and Welcome Wagon; and finally in Lancaster, PA, living 26 years at Homestead Village Retirement Center. There, she was active in P.E.O., Church of the Apostles, the Homestead Library Committee and Homestead Auxiliary until failing eyesight prevented this.
Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Baker McCurdy; daughter-in-law, Gloria F. McCurdy; son-in-law, Zachary A Coles; and grand-daughter, Cathleen Coles Rasnick. She is survived by daughter, Lyneen M. Campbell (Edward) of Lincolnton, NC and two sons, Robert W. McCurdy (Myrna) of Ada, OH and James R. McCurdy of San Rafael, CA; grandchildren, Amy L Coles, Albemarle, NC; Debra L. Coles, Charlotte, NC; Robert A. Coles (Marietta), Cary, NC; Sharon C. Johnson (Anthony), Greensboro, NC; Christopher R. McCurdy (Bonnie). Oxford, MS; Elizabeth M. Retherford (Steve), Kenosha, WI; Bradford A. McCurdy (Shannon), Campbell, CA.; Laura A. M. Gregory (Ryan), Napa, CA, and 15 great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 2:30 PM at Homestead Village, 1800 Village Circle, Lancaster, PA. Private interment will be in Susquehanna Gardens, York, PA. Memorials may be made to Cottey College (Scholarships), 1000 W. Austin, Nevada, MO 64772; Hospice House, 7473 Sherrills Ford Rd., Sherrills Ford, NC 28673; Church of the Apostles, 1850 Marietta Ave., Lancaster, PA 17603; or Homestead Village, P.O. Box 3227, Lancaster, PA 17604.