Jean Mocniak

Jean (Shehl) Mocniak, 86, of Headlee Heights, Garards Fort, Pa., passed away on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at her home.  She was born June 12, 1931, in Bobtown, Pa., a daughter of the late Willey and Fannie (Blaker) Shehl.

She was a 1949 graduate of Point Marion High School and a 1976 graduate of the Greene Co. Vo-Tech LPN Program.  She worked at the JW Ruby Memorial Hospital and the Curry Memorial Nursing Home, in Waynesburg, Pa.

On July 8, 1950, she married Frank Mocniak, Jr. with whom she shared her love and her heart for 66 years until his passing on November 11, 2016.  She was a member of St. Ann Roman Catholic Church, which she faithfully attended with her husband and family.

Jean enjoyed music, reading, sewing, quilting, and crocheting beautiful baby hats that she donated to the WVU Medicine NICU.  She also volunteered and entertained at the Rolling Meadows Nursing Home along with her husband who played the Hammond Organ for their many dear friends for several years.

Left to cherish her memory are her two sons, Marty Mocniak and his wife, Lois, of Greensboro, Pa. and Randy Mocniak and his wife, Robin, of Morgantown; three daughters, Francine Mocniak, of Morgantown, Jacki Wade and her husband, Doug, of Blacksville and Judi Pekar and her husband, Thomas, of Headlee Heights, Garards Fort; 12  grandchildren, Annie Parker (Tab), Doug Mocniak (Leanne), Megan Schau, Matthew Mocniak, Lucas Mocniak, Chelsi Greco (Nick), Ben Wade, Josh Wade (Rachel), Ashley Morgan (Adam), Tony Liberatore, Jenna Liberatore, Joel Pekar; and seven great-grandchildren and two on the way;  several nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends and neighbors.

Also preceding her in death  is a sister, Oretta Shehl Koast.

Family and friends are welcome in the Yoskovich Funeral Home from 2- 4 p.m.  and 6-8 p.m., on Monday, May 21.        All are invited to meet at the St. Ann Roman Catholic Church at 11 a.m., on Tuesday, May 22,  for a Mass of the Resurrection with the Rev. J. Francis Frazer as celebrant.      Interment will follow in Garards Fort Cemetery, Garards Fort.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Ann R.C. Church, 232 East High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370.


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