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Josephine M. "Jodi" Presley, 93, of Hermitage, formerly of Sharpsville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, with her family at her side.
Josephine was born on March 22, 1924, to Joseph and Mary (Rose) Palanti in Farrell. Following the passing of Mr. Joseph Palanti, she was raised by Louis and Mary (Palanti) Gory. She graduated from Sharpsville High School, Class of 1942.
Josephine was a homemaker. On March 24, 1945, she married the late James E. Presley who passed away May 17, 2008.
She was a member of St. Bartholomew Church in Sharpsville, where she was an active member of the choir and helped with catering. She enjoyed cooking, polka dancing and spending time with her family.
Josephine is survived by her daughter, Patricia (William) Gill of Sharpsville; three sons, James (Melanie) Presley of Erie, Mark (Karen) Presley of Conneaut, Ohio, and Matthew Presley of Sharpsville; one sister, Patricia Gardner of Florida; two brothers, James Gory of Florida and Fred (Noreen) Gory of Atwater, Ohio; grandchildren, Jan Hren, W. Chris Gill, Julie Mehler and James B. Jason A., Mark A., Adam J., Melissa Kay, Angelina M., Matthew A. and Branko J. Presley. Also surviving are great-grandchildren, Alexander, Eli and Luke Hren, Lauren and George Mehler, Sophia Gill, Mark, Brad, Adam, Marin, Cora, Harrison, Adam, Madelyn and Lydia Presley.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; an infant twin sister, Anita Palanti; and a brother, Elliot Gory.
Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, in memory of Josephine.

Josephine M. "Jodi," 93, of Hermitage, formerly of Sharpsville.
Calling hours: 10 a.m. to noon Friday (12-15-17) at DONALDSON-MOHNEY FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICE, 124 Main St. Sharpsville. Online condolences may be expressed at www.donaldsonmohney.com.
Service: Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30 p.m. (12-15-17) at St. Bartholomew R.C. Church, with Very Rev. Richard J. Allen E.V. officiating.
Burial: St. Marys Cemetery.
Published on December 13, 2017
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