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McDermott Funeral Home - Kennedy Township Location
Wednesday December 8th, 2021
4:00pm - 8:00pm

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Mass of Christian Burial

St. Malachy Church
Thursday December 9th, 2021

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Lana C. Hank

Age 64, of Kennedy Twp., passed unexpectedly on Friday, December 3, 2021. Beloved wife of 39 years to David L. Hank; Loving mother of Jesse and Alexa; Twin sister of Lisa Beadle (John), brothers Kevin VanShura and the late Alan VanShura (surviving wife Rosanne VanShura); Daughter of the late Vincent and Carolyn VanShura; Dear niece of Ann Garofalo and Elsie Allen; Sister in law of Janice Thal: Also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins and many other loving extended family members, friends and her cats and kittens.

To everyone that knew Lana, she was a bright, silly, compassionate, and creative force that could lighten any room. She was always warm and welcoming to everyone that graced her doorstep, and was always thinking of ways to let the people around her know she cared deeply. Lana spent 23 years of her life making a difference in hundreds of lives at St. Malachy's preschool, even inviting her students to leave chalk drawings at the end of her driveway. Everything she did had the distinct touch of her creativity.

One of her favorite things was to spend time with family and friends and go out to breakfast. She was a very well-known regular at Eggs'N'At and had a particular taste for pumpkin pancakes. Another favorite of hers was gardening, which often overflowed from her house to her children's homes. She never shied away from helping the people closest to her. There were countless hours spent helping Lexi with her costumes, and Jesse with his projects. She also had an amazing talent for whistling like a songbird.

Her love and compassion will be deeply missed, but her spirit and kindness will shine on in all the people she shared it with.

Family and friends will be received 4:00- 8:00 PM WEDNESDAY at
McDermott Funeral Home, Inc., 334 Forest Grove Road, Kennedy Twp.

Mass of Christian Burial 10AM THURSDAY at Archangel Gabriel Parish, St. Malachy Church. Interment to follow in Sewickley Cemetery.

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A candle was lit in memory of Lana Hank

Janice Thal Dec 18 2021 10:58 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Lana Hank

Mackenzie young Dec 9 2021 9:54 PM

We were truly saddened to learn about Lana's passing.

With sincere sympathy,

Chris, Bob, Justin & Kirsten Crytzer Dec 8 2021 11:46 PM

Mrs. Hank had two of our kids in preschool and she was just a beautiful person. We are so incredibly sad to hear this. We'll be sending lots of prayers and positive thoughts to her family, friends and every student she ever taught.

The Mulvihill Family Dec 8 2021 4:01 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Lana Hank

The Kohan Family Dec 7 2021 7:56 PM

Sympathy Gift courtesy of john hajostek. Group of 1 Memorial Trees Planted In Loving Memory of Lana C. Hank.

john hajostek Dec 7 2021 4:15 PM

Dave, Jesse & Lexi,
We were shocked & Saddened to hear of Lana's passing. We saw her on Halloween & got to talk & catch up & she got to meet our new grand baby. Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with your family during this difficult time.
The Carrabbia Family
Janet, Tim, Nicole & Timmy

Janet Carrabbia Dec 7 2021 12:02 PM

Lana, my heart hurts, just truly hurts. You have been my true lifelong friend. Our children grew up together. You have been such an AMAZING Godmother to Jaime. I will carry our memories in my heart FOREVER. Rest In Peace my dear dear friend. I am forever grateful to have called you my friend.

Kim Koskey Dec 6 2021 10:51 PM

We were deeply saddened to hear that our world had lost dear, sweet and lovely 'Mrs. Hank'. She was one of Nico's teachers at St.Malachy Preschool. We will always remember her smile and how much she enjoyed her sweet little students. Eternal rest grant unto Her, O Lord.🙏🏻💜 Our deepest sympathies to her family and friends.💐

The Castelucci Family, Ralph, Lynette and Nico Dec 6 2021 9:55 PM

So sorry to hear of this. Lana was a great person inside and out. I had a lot of fun working with her at St. Malachy preschool. She will be missed.

Kristie HoganScott Dec 6 2021 4:01 PM

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