Barbara Ann Hansen Lacney
Port Allegany - Barbara Ann Hansen Lacney, 91, died on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at the Sweden Valley Manor, surrounded by her daughters.
She lived in Keating Summit, PA for more than 40 years. Barbara was born in Roslyn, NY on June 12, 1925, a daughter of Edwin G. and Ingeborg Sten Sorenson Hansen, and was raised on Long Island, NY. On Feb. 8, 1946, in Roslyn, NY, she married Andrew Lacney, who preceded her in death.
Barbara possessed tremendous intellectual curiosity and reading and travel were her passions, along with Pepsi-Cola and chocolate. She loved doing the most difficult New York Times crossword puzzles, knitting, embroidery, sitting on her porch during thunder storms, New York City, and Christmas. She had a great sense of humor and a deep religious faith. She was a prodigious baker of pies, cakes, brownies, and cookies, and loved cooking. Barbara was an excellent swimmer who was training to try out for the Olympics, but WWII interfered with that dream. She never stopped missing the ocean and Long Island Sound.
Mrs. Lacney worked for Long Island Lighting Co, GTE Sylvania in Emporium, PA and was a homemaker tending to her family's needs
She is survived by daughters, Linda Lacney of Keating Summit; Carolyn Lacney Mountain of Olean, NY; son, John Lacney (Kim) of Bradford, PA; granddaughter Susan Lacney (Tobias Fricke) of Raleigh, NC; sister Martha Brooks of Rew, PA; brother-in-law Harold "Punk" Harrier of Keating Summit, and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Carolyn Harrier, and brothers Gordon Hansen and David Hansen; mother Ingeborg Paulsen.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, at 11 A.M. in the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 105 N. Main Street, Port Allegany, PA, with the Rev. Ralph Brooks, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany.
Contributions in Barbara’s memory may be made to the S. W. Smith Library, Port Allegany, PA or the Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, PA.
Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.