JoAnn P. (Plowright) Lauffenburger

Born: Fri., Mar. 17, 1939
Died: Wed., May 17, 2017


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sun., May 21, 2017
Location: First United Methodist Church

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sun., May 21, 2017
Location: Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc.

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., May 22, 2017
Location: First United Methodist Church

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JoAnn P. Lauffenburger, 78, of Warren, PA, passed away surrounded by family on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, following a brief illness.  JoAnn was born March 17, 1939, in Warren, PA, the daughter of the late Joseph and Alice Theresa (Johnson) Plowright. 

JoAnn was a 1957 graduate of Warren High School.  She worked for Warren Bank & Trust, and then Warren National Bank until her children were born.  For 41 years, she was a member of the Ladies' Church Bowling League, of which she served as President for 36 years.  She was also a member of the BGs—Bowling Grandmas, for 35 years.  A great supporter of veterans’, JoAnn volunteered as a caretaker for the veteran memorials at Oakland Cemetery; and as photographer and videographer for the Warren County Memorial Park services.  She enjoyed gardening at home and for Bob & Sally Metzgar.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Paul E. Lauffenburger, Jr.;  two daughters, Debbie Brown, and husband, Michael, of Warren, PA, and Patti DiPenti, and husband, Tim, also of Warren, PA; one son, Todd Lauffenburger, and wife, Mary, of Akeley, PA;  one sister, Janie Culver, and husband, John, of Scandia, PA; five grandchildren, Brian Brown, Justin DiPenti, Kyle DiPenti, Kayla Lauffenburger, and Jenna Lauffenburger; one great-granddaughter, Bailey Staulder; her “bowling daughter,” Kellie; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, JoAnn was preceded in death by two brothers who died in infancy.

Friends will be received at the Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc. 1003 Penn. Ave. E., Warren, on Sunday, May 21, from 4 to 7 p.m., and at the First United Methodist Church, 200 Market Street, Warren, on Monday, May 22, from 10 to 11 a.m., at which time a funeral service will be held there with Dr. Rev. Mark E. Hecht, pastor, and Brian Grimm, chaplain, FCI McKean, co-officiating.

Burial will be in Warren County Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a memorial contribution should consider Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Avenue, Warren, PA 16365; or Warren County Veterans Council, 204 Fourth Ave., Warren, PA 16365.


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Heather Hoffman
   Posted Fri May 19, 2017
Patti. Kayla, aka Babygirl, and all of your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Heaven has gained an Angel for sure. God Bless you all.

Pam Tuttle
   Posted Fri May 19, 2017
Paul and family, we are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Denny and Pam Tuttle

John D. Lindberg
   Posted Fri May 19, 2017
To Janie, Paul and the entire family I wish to extend my condolences on the sudden passing of cousin JoAnn. We worked together on the family genealogy from the old Larson-Pearson reunion for many years. It was a delight to know her and to visit there on Cobham Park. She will surely be missed. As a shut-in now, I can't get out for the services but you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Lisa Rosa
   Posted Fri May 19, 2017
Paul, Debbie, Patti, Todd and families, so sorry to hear about JoAnn. She was a wonderful person and will be missed. There are no words to describe the sorrow. Please know your families are in our hearts and we are sending our love and prayers to all of you.

Lisa Rosa

Terry & Barbara Park
   Posted Sat May 20, 2017
We have special memories of our childhood together growing up in Scandia as neighbors. Remembering music on the accordion, harmonica and guitar. What a talented special friend we had singing and square dancing. Always ready for a walk in the woods and just enjoying life to the fullest. Our lives changed with marriage and moving, but our children still went to school together. Now the miles separate us and prevent us from being with you at this sad time of loss. We look forward to seeing you once again dear friend as we know where we are all going. Praise God! Terry and Barb

Deana Carlson
   Posted Sun May 21, 2017
My deepest condolences to the Lauffenburger family.

Joby and Pam
   Posted Sun May 21, 2017
Paul and family, we're so very sorry to hear about your loss. Joann was a special person. She will be missed greatly by many. You're in our thoughts and prayers.

Stacy Jones
   Posted Mon May 22, 2017

To Debbie Patti & family was so sorry to hear about your mom. She was a great bowler& was glad to get to know her when I bowled on church league.

You are in my thoughts& prayers. Anything I can do for you LMK.

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