Nancy Mae Hauck, née Braunns

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     Nancy Mae Hauck, née Braunns, of Sharon, formerly of Punxsutawney, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 in Nugent Convalescent Home, Hermitage. She was 74. Mrs. Hauck was born on Feb. 2, 1942, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of Leonard Braunns and Emma Jones Braunns. Nancy was raised and educated in Punxsutawney and a graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School. She worked for Pramco and Punxsy Sports Wear as a seamstress. Following her marriage, she moved to Sharon, where she was employed as a seamstress for a dry cleaning company. Nancy was a member of Oakland Avenue United Methodist Church. She enjoyed sewing, traveling, cooking and her kitty, Harley.

Surviving are her husband, Robert Hauck, whom she married in September 1966; her daughter, Linda Taylor of Sharpsville; two sisters, Marlene States and husband Charles of Punxsutawney and Shirley Forsythe of Delmont, Pa.; a brother, James Braunns and wife Muriel of Punxsutawney; and three grandchildren, Matthew and Logan Taylor and Annelise Lorigan. Nancy was preceded in death by her parents; an infant sister; and a half brother, Bob Braunns.

The family suggest memorial contributions be made to Oakland Avenue United Methodist Church, 192 N. Oakland Ave., Sharon, PA 16146. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 28, in the McGonigle Funeral Home, with the Rev. Joseph Yurko, pastor of Oakland Ave. United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment was in St. John’s Cemetery Windy Hill, Stanton, PA. .

From The Punxsutawney Spirit, November 25, 2016.