Margaret M. Hanaway

Jun 28 1921
May 12 2019
97 Years
Formerly of Sadsburyville

Margaret M. Hanaway, 97, formerly of Sadsburyville, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2019, under the care of Pocopson Home of West Chester.  

She was the widow of the late John M. Hanaway, who passed away in 1987.

Born in Modena, Margaret was the daughter of the late Anna (Townsley) and Amos Miller.  An area resident her entire life, she worked as a secretary for King's Highway Elementary School, retiring in 1991 after 31 years of service. 

Margaret belonged to Upper Octorara Presbyterian Church, where she led the Junior and Children's Choir for 16 years.   

Margaret is survived by her two children: Lynn Hanaway and Leanne Hanaway Sweet; six grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.  

She was predeceased by her two siblings, Eleanor Miller Stradling, and Amos H. Miller.  

The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, May 16th, 2019 at 11 AM at Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St., Parkesburg, Pa., 19365, followed by interment in Upper Octorara Cemetery of Parkesburg.  The viewing will be at the funeral home from 10 until 11 AM.

Online condolences can be posted at

Service Date: 
May 16 2019 - 11:00am


Leanne and family, I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. WOW 97, that's incredible! You are in my thoughts and prayers. Bob Byerly


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What a sweet Lady! I am 65 years old and went to Kings Hwy School and Mrs. Hanaway was a dear sweet Lady. She was not only especially kind but had a memory I could only wish for... I was a teenager driving and had to take my little brother to school late one day and when I walked into that office she not only called me by my first name she knew my last name as well! I am truly sorry for your loss.

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 Every 4th of July I always think about her and our special time watching the fireworks. She will always be special to me. I am going to miss her precious smile. 

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This is so very sad.  Margie Hanaway was a lovely person.  I remember her dearly.  In my youth I was in her choir.  When my girls were young they were also in her choir.  She had generations of children in her choir at Upper Octorara Presbyterian Church.  As a Deacon I visited her often.  I looked forward to our chats.  She will be missed.

Blessings to Lynn and Leanne,

Martha Scott Gay

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I had the privilege of caring for Margie at Pocopson as  a caregiver and nurse . She was a dear sweet lady.. we often called her mommom as she was the one who always was sympathetic towards towards others. May God give you peace during this difficult time.. so sorry for your loss. 

Mandy Story 


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Leanne and Family,

I am so sorry to learn of your mother's passing. She was a friend and classmate of my mother, Laura and having been our elementary school secretary, I thought of her as my friend too. She was a dear soul and will be greatly missed.

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Leann, I was so blessed throughout my childhood to have "Aunt Marggie" as our childrens choir director! Such wonderful, precious memories!! And i know my mom and dad would say the same, as they were pew partners for many years! Prayers for you and your family!

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Many wonderful memories of a grand lady.   She always had a smile to share.  No one else could have talked me into singing a solo, in my pj’s at a Christmas party for the secretaries. That was way, way back.  She had our twins in choir and was always an encourager to children and big children too.    Praying for all of you, Jane and Michael McDevitt



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