JoAnn Elizabeth Ordy, age 86, passed away November 6, 2022 surrounded by her loving family. She was the daughter of Claude and Garnet Rockenstein Johnson and was born on August 21, 1936 in Butler.
She was a 1954 graduate of Butler Senior High School. JoAnn worked at Nationwide in Butler for nine years and for the Butler School District food service department for thirteen years. She was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels for nearly twenty years and also volunteered for Benbrook Medical Center, the local food bank, served meals for Butler church community dinners and delivered library books to shut ins in the community.
Her family meant everything to her, especially her grandchildren whom she loved spending time with. She treasured the close relationships she shared with each of them. She also enjoyed reading, camping and computer games.
JoAnn is survived by her husband of 60 years, Richard D. Ordy, of Butler whom she married on July 14, 1962; three daughters Linda (Patrick) Halloran of North Hills, Susan (Steve) Balog of Cranberry Twp., and Karen (Dennis) Reep of Butler; five grandchildren Melanie, Natasha, Joshua, Garrett and Ella; two step grandchildren Austin and Abby; sister Nancy Shearer of Butler; and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her late grandson Zachary and sister Patty O'Neill of Fort Myers.
Visitation for JoAnn Ordy will be held at Geibel Funeral Home, 201 E. Cunningham Street, Butler, on Wednesday, November 9, from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, November 10 at St. Paul Church, 128 N. McKean Street, Butler at 10:00 am. Interment to follow in North Side Cemetery, Butler.
In Lieu of Flowers, Donations may be sent to the Butler Meals on Wheels, 218 East Jefferson Street, Butler PA 16001.