Joanna Putney Durdle, 47, of Moreland Hills, died Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at her home after a courageous two-year battle with breast cancer.
Joanna was born Sept. 3, 1964, in Boston, Mass., to the late Paul W. Putney and Joan (High) Putney of Rydal, Pa. She married Brian P. Durdle July, 8, 2007, who survives her.
Joanna attended Valley Lutheran Church in Chagrin Falls. She graduated from The Shipley School in Bryn Mewr, Pa., the College of Wooster receiving her B.A. in English; and received her M.A.T. in English from Kent State University.
Joanna was a member of The Country Club in Pepper Pike. She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt and devoted friend to so many.
She was employed as Director of Pre-Primary Admissions at Laurel School in Shaker Heights.
She is survived by her son and three daughters, Chase P. Pavlik, Taylor K. Pavlik, Ellie M. Durdle and Grace L. Durdle all at home; brother, Andrew Emmerson (Marguerite) Putney of Manchester, Vt.; father and mother-in-law, Patrick and Linda (Jordan) Durdle of Ontario; and sisters-in-law, Chris (Rick) Wright of Galion and Miki (Matt) Graban of Shaker Heights. She also leaves behind her pets, Lilie, Sunny, Benny and Toffee.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at the Laurel School, 1 Lyman Circle, Shaker Heights. The Rev. Daniel Esala will officiate the service.
The family will receive friends at a reception that will immediately follow the service. A private family burial will be held at the Iberia Cemetery in Iberia.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joanna's name to Laurel School's Scholarship Fund, Development Office, 1 Lyman Circle, Shaker Heights, OH 44122.
The Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home in Galion is honored to have assisted the family of Joanna Putney Durdle.
Online condolences may be made to the family at masfh.com.