Esther V. Hannah

Esther V. Hannah, 56, Altoona, died Saturday at Valley View Health and Rehabilitation Center after fighting cancer for 2 years.

She was born in Tyrone, daughter of Nelson “Gene” and Maxine Lee (Phillips) Hannah.

Surviving are her mother, Maxine L. of Tipton; her father, Nelson and his wife, Mary Ann, of Tyrone; a daughter, Brandie Lyn (Russell); two grandchildren: Matthew Alan and Nathaniel Paul of Altoona; two brothers: David (Tammy) and Jerry of Tyrone; a niece, Traci Ann Boyer of Tyrone; her best friends and caregivers: Jodie Lewis of Altoona, Kelley Hannah of Tyrone and William McClintic of Altoona.

She was preceded in death by a son, Shaun M. “Monkey Boy” in 2008.

Esther was a 1975 graduate of Tyrone Area High School, where she played trumpet in the band. She had worked at Boyer Candy Co., Altoona.

There will be no viewing. Friends will be received from 3 until the 4 p.m. memorial service Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Derman Funeral Home Inc., Tyrone, with Pastor Matt Smart officiating. Interment will be at Baughman Cemetery.