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Lois Thiel MaHanna

Oct 9, 1931 - Feb 26, 2019 (Age 87)

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I always enjoyed visiting Lois with my mother, Althea, who was Lois' cousin. She was a marvelous hostess who always made our stay delightful. May she rest in peace.

In my childhood years Lois lived in the house beside our family. She was always a kind and delightful person to talk to.

No more pain an suffering I will miss you have the angels bless me an kit with 100 percent love ,warmth ,,you will be missed loved 4 ever dad will at those pearly gates waiting. For your hand..love an miss you ,,,mel an kit Miller...03/4/2019.

I am sincerely sorry for your loss and my warmest condolences are extended to your family. God understands the comfort that we need when we lose a loved one. May you confide in Him always because His understanding is beyond measure. (Psalm 147:3)

A delightful person. I remember when she worked for the Court.


Lois's Obituary

Lois Thiel MaHanna, 87, of Lafayette, died at (time), Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at Franciscan Health Lafayette East.  Born, October 9, 1931, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Bertha Anne and Alvin Albert Beck.  Her marriage was to William Robert MaHanna on September 10, 1955, in Washington, D.C., and he preceded her in death June 22, 1994.  A brother, Alvin Robert Beck, predeceased her in 2005.

            She attended Taylor Alderdice High School, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Robert Morris, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  She worked for the Vice President of United States Steel in Washington, D.C., and in 1958 she and her husband moved to Lafayette.  She was Court Reporter in Circuit Court, Tippecanoe County, for eight years.  A long-time volunteer at Home Hospital and a member of the Lafayette Noon Optimist Club, serving as secretary for five years, awarded the Optimist of Year Award, 2004.

            Surviving are two sisters-in-law, Gretchen Roach (husband, Dick), Monticello, and Marjorie Echo Trobaugh, Reston, Florida.  Also surviving is her friend and caregiver, Terra Jo-Becca Afsaneh Rhodes Given.  There will be no service.  If friends desire, memorials may be made to Camp Tecumseh YMCA Outdoor Center, William R. and Lois T. MaHanna Endowment Fund. 

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