Joan Marie Heverly, 88, Altoona, passed away to be with the Lord Tuesday morning at UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, after an extended illness.
She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Austin E. and Aileen (Sarvis) Weakland.
Surviving are five children: Susan A. Shannon of Foley, Ala., Mary Jo (Robert R.) Laughlin of Hollidaysburg, Samuel T. (special friend Vera Downs) of Altoona, Edward J. at home and Martin J. of Yadkinville, N.C.; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Bernadette Weakland.
She was preceded in death by three sisters: Marguerite Frederick, Mary Jean Gibbons and Cecelia "Sally" Colledge.
Joan retired in 2000 as a district manager from the Fuller Brush Co. She previously had worked for Blair Medical Associates, B-line/Butterick Co., Dairy Queen and Fanny Farmer Candies. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Altoona. She enjoyed her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, taking rides with her son, Ed, and her two dogs, Darby and Maggie, painting figurines and doing crossword puzzles.
Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Aug. 21, 2014, at Jones Funeral Home, where a vigil for the deceased will be held during the visitation. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Altoona, Father James D. Zatalava officiating. Committal rites will be held at Calvary Cemetery, Altoona.