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Joan R. Hutzell

April 24, 1927 — November 19, 2016

HUTZELL - Joan Ruth, 89, Mount Hope, peacefully passed away Saturday, November 19, 2016 surrounded by loving family members. Joan was born in London, England on April 24, 1927, daughter of Albert and May Hearn. She moved to Mount Hope in 1947 to marry Ellwood Zane Hutzell, whom she met in England during World War II. Preceded in death by parents; loving husband Ellwood, who died October 22, 1985; and sister, Yvonne Hearn.

Survived by children and their spouses, Danny and Gloria Hutzell, Mohnton; Marsha and Dave Siverinac, South Fork; Christine and Bob Chizmar, Johnstown; Craig and Mary Kay Hutzell, Fernandina Beach, Florida; and Kim and Jeff St. Clair, Harrisburg; grandchildren, Kelly, Tamara, Brittany, Hilary, Tyler, Jordan, Chelsea, Abbi and Olivia; great-grandchildren, Paige, Lillyanne and Zayn; sister-in-law, Yvonne “Bonnie” Sikora, South Fork; and niece, Pat and her daughter, Karen, England.

Joan became a strong member of the Mount Hope community and church. She volunteered at the Forest Hills Senior Center helping in the kitchen and cheering seniors with her quick wit and ever present smile. Joan cherished her family and welcomed and adored each grand and great grand-child as they entered the world. No matter how big or small any of each family’s accomplishments were, she beamed proudly and was excited to share the latest success at church. She loved to travel and saw much of the U.S. on bus trips with local friends. She was an avid baker and gardener and loved to knit and crochet; one of her favorite hobbies was shopping and getting the best deals available. She helped to create the War Brides Club and loved to have family and friends visit frequently. She was quick to laugh, always ready for a new adventure, and celebrated life daily.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home Inc., South Fork.

Viewing also at Mount Hope United Methodist Church from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. Tuesday, the Rev. Joseph Stains officiating.

Interment, Mount Hope Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to Mount Hope United Methodist Church, 258 Mt. Hope Road, South Fork, PA, 15956.
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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

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