JoAnn S. Mitchel, 69, of Watsontown, passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2012.
Born in the Williamsport Hospital on Sept. 25, 1942, she was the daughter of the late John Stanley "Jack" Sanders and Martha Blanche Dieffenderfer.
JoAnn was raised by her grandparents, Esther A. and C. Scott Dieffenderfer, in Hartleton and graduated from Mifflinburg High School in 1960.
JoAnn S. Mitchel
In her lifetime, JoAnn worked for the West Company, Montgomery, was a long-time Avon Sales Representative, and cleaned for various local families.
JoAnn shared many good years with her long-time companion, Earl Beck.
Surviving are three daughters, Margaret A. Henry and her companion Andrew DeHart, Watsontown, Nancy M. Rovenolt and her husband Dale, Milton, Cathy J. Randall and her husband Aaron of Manassas, Va.; a son, Lester S. Mitchel and his wife Loretta of Sunbury; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Barry Banghart and Milford Diefenderfer, both of Williamsport; and a sister, Esther Sanders of Watsontown.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Martha R. Grove in 2009.
Friends are invited to call from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Brooks Funeral Home, 124 Main St., Watsontown. Burial in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery will be held privately at the family's convenience.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in JoAnn's memory be made to a charity of one's choice.