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Joanne M Elrod

April 8, 1942 ~ November 7, 2021 (age 79)


Joanne M. Elrod, 79, Pottsville, entered into eternal rest Sunday morning at her home surrounded by her family after her long courageous fight with breast cancer.

Born April 8, 1942 in Pottsville, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Hulock) Stepen.

She was a graduate of Nativity BVM High School.  She was employed by the former Good Samaritan Hospital, Pottsville, as a nursing assistant for over 30 years.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth W.Elrod, Sr. (1989); brother Jim Stepen and sister Doreen Berger.

Joanne will be deeply missed by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and family.   She is survived by her daughters Denise Miles wife of Barry, Clarks Summit; Danielle Coldwell wife of Dan, Pottsville; Melissa Barrett wife of Robert J., Pottsville; son Kenneth W. Elrod, Jr. husband of Angela, Charolette NC; grandchildren Addison Miles, Taylor Brigade, Brandon Elrod and his fiancee Kara Krammes, Kirsten Wentzel fiancée of Corey Sabol, Zachary Wentzel, Mallory Wentzel, Kenny Elrod III, and Owen Elrod; great-grandchildren Makayla and Connor Elrod; brother Joseph Stepen, Pine Grove; and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Joanne’s Life will take place Saturday, November 13 from 3 to 5 PM at Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home 515 West Market St. Pottsville.  Rev. Lorainne Heckman, Off.  Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.  Please visit to share a memory of Joanne.

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Public Viewing
November 13, 2021

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Schlitzer Allen Pugh FH

Celebration of Life
November 13, 2021

5:00 PM
Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home

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