Joanne Conwell, 77, Nuangola and formerly of south Wilkes-Barre, died on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at her home.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, Joanne was a daughter of the late James and Gertrude Conwell. She graduated from Meyers High School and worked in the family business, J. D. Williams Candies’ Store, a fixture on Wilkes-Barre Public Square until the Anges flood of 1972. She continued in the candy store until her retirement in 1983. Following retirement, Joanne became the primary caregiver for her parents for 20 years.
Joanne enjoyed living at Lake Nuangola. She was a proud member of the Nuangola Lake Association and took part in all the association’s activities. She was a fixture at the lake as she walked daily and talked with friends.
Joanne was a kind and gentle woman who touched the lives of her family and friends. We will all be a bit poorer without her warmth and kindness. She was a wonderful daughter, sister, aunt and friend.
Joanne will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by her family and her two dearest friends, Rocky and Sugar.
In addition to her parents, Joanne was preceded in death by her brother, James Conwell Jr.
Joanne is survived by her sister, Joyce Connell, and her husband, David, Nuangola; nieces, Kris Conwell Jones, Wilkes-Barre; Kim Conwell Monseur and her husband, Jason, Atlanta; Megan Connell Blau and her husband, Ezra, Hawthorne, N. J.; nephews, James Connell and his wife, Jessica, Hollidaysburg; Kevin Connell and his fiancee, Erica, Nuangola, and Timothy Connell and his wife, Amanda, Kingston Township; eight great-nieces and great-nephews; and her sister-in-law, Patti Conwell, Clearwater, Fla., and her three children.
A funeral service was held at McCune Funeral Home, 80 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top.
The family asks that memorial donations be made to the Nuangola Union Church, 11 Vandermark Ave., Mountain Top, PA 18707; or Blue Chip Farms, 974 Lockville Road, Dallas, PA 18612.
St Jude Church Member
Elizabeth Herriotts, 84, Mountain Top, died on Sunday, April 6, 2014, at the Smith Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, where she had been a recent guest.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Frances (Miller) Rother. Prior to retirement, Elizabeth worked for the Dana Perfume Corp. in Mountain Top.
She was a member of St. Jude Church and its Altar and Rosary Society and was an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were her husband, John, and brothers Paul and Robert.
Surviving are her daughters, Karen Bugay and husband, Tom, Punxsutawney; Kathleen Herriott and friend, Kay, Keystone Heights, Fla., and Kimberly Sauerwine, Wilmington, Del.; grandchildren, Kallie, Katie, Justin and Kristina; a sister, Virginia Helfrich, Ashley; and brothers Charles Rother and wife, Margie, Levittown, and Donald Rother, Wilkes-Barre. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral was held from the McCune Funeral Home, 80 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. Jude Church. Interment followed in Calvary Cemetery, Drums.
Teresa Ann Siegel, a lifelong resident of Mountain Top, died on April 9, 2014, at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, with her family at her side. Teresa and her husband, Wayne, would have celebrated 53 years of marriage on April 15.
A Mass and Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Jude Catholic Church, Mountain Top, and will be private at the request of the family. There will be no calling hours.