Joanne T. Wendel, 69, of 185 Center St., Elk Towers, and formerly of Newton, N.C., died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh after a lengthy illness.
She was born April 13, 1943 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Andrew and Rosa Turcotte Meyer.
She was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1961 and a graduate of the Clearfield School of Nursing. She worked for many years in healthcare and also worked in landscaping.
She enjoyed spending time with her family and enjoyed gardening, crafts and rock â€˜n roll music. She also loved her cats.
She is survived by four daughters, Yvonne Curley (Stephen) of St. Marys, Connie Rooker (Ray) of Kersey, Amy Gulnac (Jim) of North Carolina, and Jennifer Zelinski (Mike) of Georgia; three sons, Jeffrey Wendel (Rachael) of North Carolina, Timothy Wendel (Dawn) of St. Marys and Brian Wendel (Lorraine) of St. Marys; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Also surviving are two sisters, Jeanette Martinez (James) of Chandler, Ariz. and Sandra Majchrzak (Charles) of Ridgway; and a brother, Ernest Meyer (Doe) of Chandler, Ariz.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Marjorie Meyer, Dorothy Meyer and Geraldine Lenze; and by a brother, Lavern Meyer.
Funeral services for Joanne T. Wendel will be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Meinrad Lawson, OSB, officiating.
Burial will be in the St. Maryâ€™s Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be Saturday morning from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Heart Association, Western PA Chapter, 10 Duff Rd., Suite 304, Pittsburgh, PA 15235; or to the Elk County Humane Society, 1029 East Eschbach Rd., St. Marys, PA 15857.
Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.