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Joann Louise (Hoover) Edwards

Born: Wed., May 6, 1953
Died: Fri., Mar. 1, 2019


Visitation

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Wed., Mar. 06, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Mar. 06, 2019
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Thu., Mar. 07, 2019
Location: Ashville


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Mar. 07, 2019
Location: Ashville


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 Joann Louise Hoover Edwards, age 65, Punta Gorda, Fl, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, March 1st 2019.  Her loving husband Denny was by her side. 

 Born on May 6, 1953. Joann was the daughter of the late John and Rita (Farabaugh) Hoover.  Joann was preceded in death by her sisters, Myrna Hoover, Carol Young, and Becky Osmolinski; brothers Bill, Russ and Eddie Hoover. 

 She is survived by her faithful husband, William “Denny” Edwards; daughter Jennifer Bidoli (Steve); sons, Vaughn Lewis, Brad Lewis (Jerome), and Andrew Craig (Elizabeth); grandchildren, Amarah Bidoli, Anna Bidoli, Matthew Bidoli, Magnus Lewis, Verra Lewis-Mechling, Lachlan Lewis; great-granddaughter, Isabella Grace-Delores Bidoli; step-daughters, Audra Favre (Matt), Joanna Powell (Marvin), Traci Nutson (Kevin); step-grandchildren, Tyler Favre (Hailey), Ryan Favre, Noah Powell, Eli Powell, Kyle Nutson, Corey Nutson; step-great grandson Kreed Favre; brothers, Bob Hoover, Jake Hoover, Ron Hoover (Mary) and Ken Hoover (Margo); sisters, Alma Grossman (Jerry), Terry Dean (David), Jeannie Phister (Tim), Lois Stoltz (Tim), brothers and sisters in law, Jane Hoover, Ron Osmolinski, Dick Young and Cheree Hoover, and many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews, to whom she was known and adored by as “Aunt Jo.”

 Joann was a devout Christian whose passion was to seek God’s presence. She was a faithful servant and lived her life as an example of Christ to those around her.  Most recently she was a member of Gate Way Worship Center in Punta Gorda, Fl.  Prior to that she worshiped at New Hope Church in Clarion, PA. For many years Joann worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant, both in-home care and at assisted living facilities.

 Joann had a special knack for decorating and detail. Her unique touch was evident in her clean and tidy home. She enjoyed cooking and baking, and loved preparing meals and desserts for her family. A real homemaker, Joann always made others feel warm and welcomed when in her presence. She was truly a beautiful person inside and out, a loving friend to many, and will be deeply missed. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM Wednesday and from 10:00 AM until time of funeral service at 11:00 AM Thursday at the Gibbons Funeral Home, 1688 Liberty St., Ashville, PA 16613, Rev. Collin Koch, officiating. Committal, St. Michael Cemetery, Loretto. www.gibbonsfhashvillecoalport.com

 

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Carole Willaims
   Posted Mon March 04, 2019
Oh, Denny! I am so very sorry! I don’t know what else to say, but that you & your family are in my prayers! I will add you to my Bible Study Prayer list!

Amy
   Posted Mon March 04, 2019
My thoughts and prayers to the family. I got to know Joann and she touched my life in so many ways. She will be missed.

Vickie Duncan
   Posted Mon March 04, 2019
Denny and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I know you shared many years of happiness together. Remember the good times, savor the memories..... May the love of friends give you comfort....and the love of God give you peace.

Don and Sue Hockenberry
   Posted Mon March 04, 2019
Dear Denny and family of Joann, We were so sad to hear the loss of your wife, mother and friend. She was a one of a kind lady that touched many lives in Christ! You have our heart felt sympathy and prayers. May the love of God bring you peace in this trying time. What a example she led for our savior. In deepest sympathy, Don and Sue Hockenberry from New Hope.

Carol Guthire
   Posted Mon March 04, 2019
So sorry for your loss sending our prayers and sympathy! Don & Carol

Blaine & Susan
   Posted Mon March 04, 2019
We are very sorry to hear about Joann. She was very special to us. We will be praying for all the family at this very sad time.

Ken and Dussie Mechling
   Posted Mon March 04, 2019
We were very sorry to learn about Joann’s death, and we send our sincere sympathy to Denny, Vaughn, Verra and Samantha, and to all of Joann’s family.
Ken and Dussie Mechling (Clarion)

Phillip P Thomas
   Posted Mon March 04, 2019
Denny and family: My wife and I are heartbroken at the news of Jo Ann’s passing. We were part of the great congregation of the Zion Baptist Church in Reidsburg in the 1980’s when we first became friends with her. While we are ever so sorry for your loss, we are joyful for her gain. She has seen Jesus. I can think of no greater blessing and encouragement than that. We are praying for you all during the difficult days that you face. The Lord will comfort you as you place your faith in Him.

Pastor Phil and June Thomas

Audra Favre
   Posted Mon March 04, 2019

RAY OF SUNSHINE was sent by The Favre Family.

In Celebration for JoAnn's Beautiful Life & Grace. Remembering all of the hearts & lives she touched and loved. Rest in Peace, JoAnn. Our Love, Audra, Matt, Tyler, Ryan, Hailey & Kreed Favre


Denise Hodson
   Posted Mon March 04, 2019
Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your wife. I was a friend of Joann's in grade school and high school. Although we lost touch over the years, I will never forget her genuine smile and wonderful disposition. I am sending my deepest sympathy to her family. I will keep her and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely,
Denise (Krise) Hodson

Bonnie Hoffman
   Posted Tue March 05, 2019
Sincere and deepest sympathy to you. May the Holy Spirit fill you all with a peace that surpasses all understanding. God bless you all as He carries you through this most difficult time .

Ken Minich
   Posted Tue March 05, 2019
May the good Lord grant you strength and peace in your time of sorrow. So sorry for your loss. Ken & Joyce

Susie (Edwards) & Ron Reinsel
   Posted Tue March 05, 2019
My deepest condolences, JoAnn is forever in my heart and prayers! The care she gave to my Mom during her declining health was such a blessing and the hours she spent talking with me was a great comfort for us both! I know God will shine his light on you and family that must say good-by for now! Our faith and memories will keep us strong!❤️ RIP JoAnn!

Susan Smith-Reinsel
   Posted Tue March 05, 2019

GARDEN PATH was sent by Susie (Edwards) Reinsel.

With our deepest sympathy and love! Ron & Susie (Edwards) Reinsel, Todd & Missy Smith & Family, Bill & Di Smith & Family, & Laura & Craig Dunn & Family


Steve&Gloria Mchenry
   Posted Tue March 05, 2019
Denny and all of Joann's family. Joann was a very special individual and will be missed by all, Please accept our condolences.

Nancy Bloom
   Posted Tue March 05, 2019

SENTIMENTAL THOUGHTS was sent by Nancy Bloom.

With sincere sympathy, Nancy Bloom, Patty (Bloom) Fox, Bill Bloom, Diane (Bloom) Gowen


Randy & Lisa Kiser
   Posted Wed March 06, 2019
To Denny and Joann's entire family and friends, we send prayers that God will comfort you. We know that you have so many wonderful memories of Joann. She will always be with you, and take comfort that you will see her again someday.

Walt and Cath
   Posted Wed March 06, 2019
We're sorry for your loss buddy.

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