JoAnne Hensler

JoAnne Hensler (Koval)

Wednesday, October 30th, 1935 - Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021
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JoAnne (Koval) Hensler 85 of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday February 23, 2021 in the Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital Greensburg, surrounded by her children and an abundance of love. She was born October 30, 1935 in Braddock, and she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Koval) Koval. JoAnne attended St. Anselm Elementary School, Swissvale Public Schools and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She was at one time employed as a secretary for United States Steel, Edgar Thompson Works in Braddock, where she met a handsome young bachelor, Richard P. (Dick) Hensler, who would soon become her beloved husband of more than 50 years. She was a devoted member of the Immaculate Conception Church where she served as lector, a Eucharistic Minister for the homebound, and a longtime member of the Christian Mothers/Women’s Guild. She valued her church, her faith and her family above all else. She enjoyed volunteering in her community and church, including as a Girl Scout Leader, Catechism Teacher, the Sunday Choir, the Funeral Choir and delivering Meals on Wheels. JoAnne was preceded in death by her beloved husband Dick, an infant son Michael Hensler, her sister Irma Koval and brothers, William (Billy) and Donald. Her life will be forever honored and cherished by her children Mary Jo Hensler of Burke, VA, Nancy Bush and her husband Bill of Herndon VA, Marty Stewart and her husband Dan of Strongsville OH, Ellen McElroy and her husband Tim of Hingham MA, Richard Hensler and his wife Lori of North Huntingdon, and her 11 grandchildren Laura, David and Steven Yu, Ben, T.J. and Michael Bush, Danny, Nick and Joey Stewart, Aidan and Jake McElroy. JoAnne is also survived by her adored sister Constance Rhoads and her dear cousins Alice O’Toole and Jeannie Flynn. Visitation will be private. Friends are welcome to attend a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial celebrated Friday in Immaculate Conception Church. Interment will follow in Irwin Union Cemetery, North Huntingdon. The family requests, if desired, memorial donations be made to Immaculate Conception Church 305 Second Street Irwin PA 15642 or Norwin Area Meals on Wheels 12735 Lincoln Way North Huntingdon PA 15642.
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  • Visitation

    Ott Funeral Home Inc.
    805 Pennsylvania Avenue
    IRWIN, PA 15642
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    Visitation will be private for the family.
  • Service

    Friday, February 26th, 2021 | 9:30am
    Friday, February 26th, 2021 9:30am
    Immaculate Conception Church
    308 Second Street
    IRWIN, PA 15642
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    Father John Moineau
  • Interment

    Irwin Union Cemetery
    Bridge Street
    IRWIN, PA 15642
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Caryl McClain

Posted at 03:24pm
Joanne and knew each other when we were kids. I am 2 years older than her, but we lived a couple of blocks from each other on Trevanion Ave, in Regent Square in Swissvale. When you lived there you had friends of all ages. I live in Irwin now, so we still lived near each other. I saw the obituary in the paper today. I just wanted to let her family know how sorry I am that she has passed away. Please accept my condolences, it always hits hard when you knew someone as kids
Caryl (Stingel) McClain

Eleanor Quigley

Posted at 05:49pm
Joanne was a loyal devoted woman and a great friend. She loved and treasured each member of her family. I am sorry for your loss.
Eleanor Quigley

Brenda McGill

Posted at 09:59pm
With a broken heart I will miss you my friend it was a true honor and pleasure to be your housekeeper and your friend at Weatherwood Manor until we meet again I will always love you and miss you

Barbara Kempton

Posted at 12:13pm
My deepest condolences to the Hensler family. JoAnn was a good friend of my mother (Helen VanRyn) . She will be remembered fondly.
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The Altus Family

Posted at 09:19am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this time.
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