Joanne Nelson Wilkins, 92, of Ligonier, died peacefully, in the Ligonier Gardens, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. She was born Aug. 17, 1928, in East McKeesport, daughter of the late Robert and Blanche Nelson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry J. Wilkins; and sisters, Jean Strong, Roberta Leslie and Carol Fulmer; loving mother of Todd J. Wilkins and Jeffrey Allen and his wife, JoLynn; cherished grandmother of Kristen and Joshua; and aunt of numerous nieces and nephews. Joanne enjoyed bowling, golfing, playing cards, and watching hummingbirds and the numerous deer that visited her backyard. She was a longtime library aide at R.K. Mellon Elementary School in Ligonier, and was the bookkeeper for her husband's construction business. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, when a funeral service will follow, at the SNYDER-GREEN FUNERAL HOME INC., 402 E. Church St., Ligonier, 724-238-2611. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Heritage United Methodist Church, 107 W. Main St., Ligonier, PA 15658.
Published in Tribune Review from Jan. 13 to Jan. 14, 2021.