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Mary Elizabeth “Tibby” Hastings

1917 - 2015

Mary Elizabeth “Tibby” (Wagner) Hastings, 98, of Milton, passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at her home.

Born in Watsontown on November 18, 1917, she was the daughter of the late William Curtis and Marguerite (Fisher) Wagner.  She was married to William Penn Hastings II, who died in 1990.

She was a graduate of the Watsontown High School, the Grier School, and the University of Pennsylvania. 

Tibby was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Historical Society, and the Garden Club all of Milton.  She had been a Brownie Scout leader, Girl Scout counselor, a receptionist and volunteer at Geisinger Medical Center, a volunteer at Evangelical Hospital, and a volunteer with SUN Home Health Hospice.  She was a teacher in school in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania for 17 years.

She is survived by a daughter Susan Bardell of Millerstown, a son James McLane of Newalla, OK, a step daughter Catherine Hastings of Watsontown, a step son Gregory Hastings of Green River, WY, eight grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers William Curtis Wagner, Ned Follmer Wagner, and E. Sherman Wagner.

Graveside services will be held on Monday, January 11, 2016 at 1:00 PM in the Milton Cemetery.  Officiating will be her pastor, Rev. Dr. Stephen G. Shirk.

Arrangements are under the care of the Shaw Funeral Home 400 N. Front St. Milton.


Sad just catching up on the news, Mrs. and Mr Hastings were good friends and customers for a long time along with many of there neighbors and family's. She ( Tibby ) will be missed. If there is anything at all I can do please let me know. God Bless and Peace for the whole family.
Frank Kovilaritch Jr

So sorry to hear of your mother's passing.
Your cousins in Massachusetts,
Richard & Phyllis Pomeroy

So sorry to hear of your step-mother's passing.
Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Bill & Jeani Budd

So, sorry Kate. She sounded pretty amazing and certainly led a long and wonderful life. Thinking of you with much love. Dave

I just read of Tibby's passing - so sorry for your loss. Tibby was our neighbor and my children adored her. I remember visiting with Tibby and how we both shared a love of Shel Silverstein. She maintained an impressive library.

Thinking of you all and sending healing thoughts your way.

Amy Baker, Kael and Saige Graham

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