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JoAnn Arnold, formerly of Fredonia, passed away peacefully at 7:07 a.m. Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Edison Mannor, New Castle. She was 84.
Mrs. Arnold was born July 4, 1932, in Alliance, Ohio, a daughter of Ralph and Katharyn Oswalt Widmer. She was raised in Alliance and was a 1950 graduate of Alliance High School.
JoAnn earned her LPN certificate through the hospital training program at Alliance City Hospital. She was offered a position upon completion of the program at ACH and continued to work there for many years.
She then worked for several nursing homes throughout the Shenango Valley and in Greenville and later provided private residential care to patients in their homes.
JoAnn was of the Protestant faith.
She loved to make crafts and had a talent for knitting, crocheting and sewing. JoAnn also enjoyed bowling, listening to music and dancing. Most important to her was family, and she cherished the time she spent with them, particularly her grandchildren.
Surviving are: two daughters, Kimberly Holes, West Middlesex; and Pamela Arnold, Sharon; two sons, Christopher Arnold, Sharpsville; and Kenneth Arnold, Fairport Harbor; Ohio; a sister, Janice Hallman, Alliance; six grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.
JoAnn was preceded in death by: her parents; a son-in-law, Thomas Holes; and a brother-in-law, Eldon Hallman.

JoAnn, 84, formerly of Fredonia. Graveside service: 11 a.m. Saturday (6-3-2017) in Fairmount Memorial Park, 4199 S Union Ave., Alliance, Ohio. Interment follows.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
Arrangements by J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.
Published on May 29, 2017
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