H. Joan Butt, 90, passed away at the Grande Villa Senior Living Community in St. Petersburg, Fla., after a brief illness on Aug. 31, 2021.
Joan was born in Ridgway, Pa., on July 12, 1931, to Michael A. and Helen Peterson Denenzio. She grew up in Ridgway and graduated from Ridgway Area High School in 1949. She also graduated from the Presbyterian University Hospital School of Nursing in Pittsburg, Pa., in 1952 and was a graduate from the St. Francis School of Anesthesia in Pittsburgh Pa. She worked as an registered nurse at Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa., and as a nurse anesthetist at Elk County General Hospital in Ridgway, Pa.
Joan became a licensed nursing home administrator and owned and operated the Barley Nursing Home in North Warren, Pa.
Joan married Dr. Frank Butt on March 16,1963, in Ridgway, Pa.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Frank; and a son, Michael Timothy Butt.
She is survived by her sons: Robert Keith Butt of Warren, Pa., and David Butt of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and a granddaughter, Alexandra Chloe Acklin of St. Petersburg, Fla.
Joan was a member of the North Warren Presbyterian Church, the Conewango Valley Country Club and the Warren Women's Club. Joan belonged to the Warren Du-plicate Bridge Club, where she was considered a bridge aficionado.
During her years of retirement, Joan enjoyed spending time with her family and the winter months at her home in Florida.
A funeral service will be conducted at the North Warren Presbyterian Church on Saturday Sept. 18, 2021, at 10 am. Rev. Buddy Ward will officiate. Burial will follow the funeral service at the Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the North Warren Presbyterian Church 200 South State Street North Warren, PA 16365.
Published by Ridgway Record from Sep. 17 to Sep. 18, 2021.