Christine Hagans, 73

June 12, 2021

Christine Hagans (Tina), 73, passed away at Hospice & Community Care on Saturday, June 12, 2021. She was born in Washington, D.C. to John William and Mary (Sheaffer) Hagans.

A graduate of Lampeter Strasburg High School, Class of 1966, Tina completed her degree in business school and received a position as an administrative assistant for Elgood-Mayo Corp. She worked there for 35 years before she retired.

Tina was an active member of the Heritage Society of Strasburg, a board member of the Rockford Foundation and remained a very active member of the Class of ’66 Reunion Committee. Her friendships from high school were very important to her and she looked forward to lunches and dinners throughout the year with them. Tina was also an active member of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepard and was very strong in her faith.

Those who knew Tina, even just a little, lost a shining light in their lives. Her generosity and adoration for family and friends made her beloved by everyone. Tina’s laugh was a source of happiness and sunshine for all those who enjoyed her company.

Tina found great pleasure in gardening. She frequently visited Longwood Gardens to learn as much as possible, and earned the title of Master Gardener. She would incorporate her knowledge in her own flower garden at her home on Windy Hill Road where she lived for over 30 years. She filled her life with reading, cooking, traveling, laughter, music and dancing. Tina was the oldest sister to Becky and Kate, and they would spend many holidays, birthdays and dinner parties, dancing to Frank Sinatra and big band music, drinking Old Fashioneds, singing along with family and friends. Tina loved to travel and she would visit friends all over the US, Europe and Asia. Although she always lived life to the fullest, she invariably put family first. She loved her family and was the most devoted daughter, sister, aunt and godmother.

Surviving Tina are her mother, Mary Hagans; her sisters, Rebecca Simeral, wife of Mark of Lititz and Kathleen Rothfus of Lancaster; her cousin, Jessica Sodergren, wife of Bob of San Clemente, CA; her niece Molly Simeral Reynolds, wife of Chase of Lititz; her nephew Justin Lyons of Lancaster; her great nieces and nephews, Scotland Reynolds, John Reynolds (Jack), Wyatte Lyons and Knox Lyons.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Please omit flowers, and kindly consider a memorial contribution to be made to Hospice & Community Care, 685 Good Drive, Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.

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Condolences to the Family

July 08, 2021

I think of you everyday and the pain you must feel knowing how close you were as a family. I send love and sympathy to all of you. 
Patricia Shunk

June 23, 2021

Deepest condolences from Kathryn Welk’s family – Lucy Ames, Joan Kohler, Joyce Kay Peters & Nancy Maysilles. We are all thinking of you!

June 22, 2021

It is with great sadness that read that Tina had passed. I was lucky to find Tina back in the 80’s when I stopped into Elgood Mayo on a business cold call. Beautiful, bright and charming was how I would describe Tina  and whenever I stopped by on business she was so fun to talk with and I hated to leave. As the paper said “those who knew Tina, even just a little, lost a shining light in their lives” how true that is. My prayers and condolences go out to Tina’s family.

June 22, 2021

Tina was one of the most vivacious and interesting women I ever met.  The world lost a beautiful gem stone with her passing. My condolences to all of her family.
Valerie Grove Case

June 19, 2021

Becky;  I was shocked and saddened to read of Tina’s passing.  My heartfelt best wishes to you and to your family at this time.   Sincerely,  Michael Rodda(Syracuse NY)  LS 1967

June 18, 2021

My heart is broken.  Tina was a long time friend from the class of 66.  We double dated to our senior prom and through the years would go out to dinner and catch up between reunions.  Her talents were numberous, gardening, flower arrangng, and decorating were only a few.  We all benifited from knowing Tina and she will be greatly missed.

June 18, 2021

So sorry to hear of Tina’s passing she was a very bubbly person love seeing her at our store downtown at Shaubs also please give my condolences to her mother may she rest in peace
Robert Shaub

June 18, 2021

Tina was my oldest first cousin. All four of us felt like sisters. Spent every weekend together as well as summers. We taught each other to dance from Bandstand and all that big band music. She taught my Joe how to swing dance!! I hope you are dancing in heaven. My heart is broken but but I bet you have that place rockin’! All my love! Jess

June 17, 2021

The Strawser family have considered it an absolute pleasure and blessing to be next door neighbors to Tina for over thirty years. She was a light in the neighborhood and very, very special to our family. We truly loved her like family. She will be so missed. Our sympathy and prayers to the Hagans family.
Tim and Rose and family(Eva, Sophie, Clark and Kaitlyn)

June 16, 2021

I was so sad to hear about the passing of my dear high school friend. All I have to do is look at my old LSHS yearbook to bring back very fond memories of Tina. Condolences to her family.
Becky Matthews Britton ’66
Auckland New Zealand 

June 16, 2021

So sorry for her passing. I am so glad that I got to know her. Such a great person.  Steve Hoak

June 16, 2021

Dear Mary, Becky, Kate and family,
My deepest sympathy to all of you at Tina’s passing.  It was quite a shock when I talked to her in November and she told me of her illness.  We talked for awhile, and one thing we talked about was the friendship that our families shared throughout the years.  Her two photos are beautiful, and so is her write-up.  And yes, that laught was a source of happiness.  Will continue to pray for healing, comfort and peace for all of you.
Jeff Hackenberger

June 16, 2021

So sorry to learn about Tina’s passing! We were very good friends while attending St. Matthew Lutheran church. We both were on Church Council. She was always smiling and lit up the room. Tina will be missed immensely! R.I.P Tina!
Linda Beasley

June 16, 2021

Dear Becky and Kate,
  My deepest sympathy to you and family on the passing of Tina. We were friends since kindergarten. Even though we may not have been in touch repeatedly over the years, we always picked up where we left off. And in most recent years we always had laughs and good times together, especially when she helped out at the Holiday Home Tour. Our last recent phone calls were very special to me. 
When a sister dies, a part of you dies as well.
My forever fondness to you and family
Love, Sally 

June 16, 2021

The angels are dancing and laughing today with Tina. My children, Karen and Rick,just loved her for they had so much fun with her. They may be the angels laughing with her. Tina was such a positive person she made everyone around her feel upbeat. 
My sympathy to her mother, Becky and Kathleen.
Peggy Schneebeli

June 16, 2021

I’m so sorry to hear that Tina passed away.  I worked with Tina for several years at Elgood-Mayo and consdered her a good friend.  While we lost touch over the years, I would think of her often and all the good times we had together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of loss.  
Gerry Hershey

June 16, 2021

Blessings to Tina’s family as they grieve her loss from their lives.  I know that our 50 year friendship was a blessing for both of us even though we were separated by thousands of miles. Every phone call erased those miles as we shared life’s challenges and joys. People were attracted to Tina for her keen intelligence, interesting conversation and entertaining sense of humor. Her radiant smile and throaty laugh would light up the room. New friends are a gift, but old friends can never be replaced. 
Diane Quinn

June 15, 2021

So many great times and memories with Tina while at St Matthew.  What a blessing she was sharing her humor.  Laughing together was a joy.  All who die in the Lord will also be raised to new life in Christ.  +Pastor Bettger

June 15, 2021

Becky, our heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. We’re thinking of you, praying for you and grieving with you on the loss of your sister Tina.
Much love, Ricki

June 15, 2021

I am ever so sad to learn of the passing of Tina. She was a friend and classmate at L-S. She would always light up the room anywhere. She will truly be missed.
John Witwer, L-S class of ’66

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