Joann Loretta Ganoe
RIDGELEY, W.Va. - Joann Loretta Ganoe, 81, of Ridgeley, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, surrounded by her family.
Born Jan. 31, 1939, in Oldtown, she was the daughter of the late Elroy A. Porter and Josephine (Wolfe) Porter. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Richard Ganoe; two grandsons, Caden and Christian Ganoe; a sister, Patricia Watson; and a brother, Ray Porter.
Mrs. Ganoe was a graduate of Fort Hill High School. She belonged to Cumberland Gospel Hall.
Joann loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed writing poetry.
She is survived by her six children, Deborah Welsh, Keyser, William "Bill" Ganoe and wife, Sandra, Vernon, Conn., Becky Hardy and husband, Dan, Welland, Ontario, Canada, Martha Ganoe, Ridgeley, David Ganoe and wife, Sheila, Fort Ashby, and Mary Slider and husband, Scott, Ridgeley; grandchildren, Matt Athey and wife, Debbie, Katie, Brandon, Quinton and Kaya Welsh, Jacob Ganoe, Brandon and Dana Hardy, Shakayla Zuidema and husband, Arie, Rachella, Nicola, Shilah, Paula, Caleb, Cameron and Keiton Ganoe, and Hanna and Peyton Slider; great-grandchildren, Haley, Noah, Regan, Lucas, and Isaiah Athey; two brothers, Cecil and Gary Porter; one sister, Donna Blank; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received at Upchurch Funeral Home, Inc., Route 28, Fort Ashby, on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, from 5 to 8 p.m.
The funeral service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at 10 a.m. in the funeral home.
Interment will be in Branch Mountain Cemetery, Three Churches.
Serving as pallbearers will be Matt Athey, Noah Athey, Brandon Hardy, Jacob Ganoe, Peyton Slider, Arie Zuidema, and Seth Leedom.
Published on February 12, 2020


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