Coleta Ann Wahl

Coleta Ann Wahl

Chambersburg, PA-Coleta Ann Wahl, 85, a resident at Providence Place, Chambersburg, PA, and formerly of Shippensburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015.

Born Friday, Nov. 1, 1929, in Friars Hill, she was a daughter of the late John Stuart and Nora Spangler Wyatt.

Coleta Ann was a graduate of Williamsburg High School in Williamsburg. She received her Bachelor of Science in Education from Concord College in Athens and later received her Master’s in Education from Shippensburg State College. Coleta Ann was a long time educator working most of her years with the Shippensburg Area Head Start Program.

She was a long time active member of the Christ United Methodist Church in Shippensburg where she taught Sunday School Class. She was a member of the Faculty Wives at Shippensburg University, enjoyed square dancing with her husband and spending time with her family.

Surviving are: three sons, Max Stuart (Elizabeth) Wahl of Maugansville, MD, Michael Lewis (Lynette) Wahl of Damascus, MD and Mark Richard (Mary) Wahl of Loysville; four grandchildren, Jillian Michelle, Angela Rose, Alex Joseph and Richard Steven Wahl; two step grandchildren, Nikkilette Marie and Alexxi Lyn Arena; sister, Ada Grey Ayres; and sister-in-law, Violette Wyatt of White Sulphur Springs.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years, Dr. Richard W. Wahl who died June 6, 2012, and brother, John Stuart Wyatt, Jr.

Funeral services were held, Monday, Jan. 12, in the Christ United Methodist Church, 47 East King Street, Shippensburg, PA where the Rev. Sandy Kraft officiated. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Christ United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 354, Shippensburg, PA 17257.

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Information submitted by Shanklin Funeral Home, White Sulphur Springs.


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