Josephine M. “Josie” (Leithner) Hanes

Josephine M. “Josie” (Leithner) Hanes, 96, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of Silver Creek Terrace and 506 Erich Road, St. Marys, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at Pinecrest Manor.

She was born February 21, 1923 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Joseph and Julia Schneider Leithner.  She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1941.  Josie was a direct descendant of Msgr. Michael Decker, who built Decker’s Chapel, a historical landmark in St. Marys.  She was a member of the St. Mary’s Church and the Rosary Altar Society.

On March 1, 1946, in St. Marys, Josie married Walter W. Hanes, who preceded her in death on November 20, 1978.

Josie is survived by four daughters, Susan Schreiber of Lancaster, OH, Gail Sheley and her husband Butch of St. Marys, Sandra Mattivi and her husband Dick of Kersey, and Mary Jo Hoffman and her husband John “Wally” of St. Marys; and by two sons, Thomas Hanes and his wife Marlene and Wally Hanes and his wife Trudi, both of St. Marys.  Also surviving are 15 grandchildren, Tom Hanes, Tim Hanes, Ted Hanes, Troy Hanes, Betsy Wolfe, Molly Beimel, Lori Henkel, Mack Schreiber, Kelly Wert, Tony Meyer, Vicki Johnson, Dean Mattivi, Carie VanVoorhis, Sami Hanes, and Jeremy Hanes; and by 26 great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, Josie was preceded in death by four grandchildren, Katrinia Meyer, Crystal Hanes, Trevor Hanes, and Travis Hanes; two sons-in-law, Donald Hanlin, Jr. and Robert Schreiber; three sisters, Rita Anzinger, Margaret Schatz, and Marie Daniels; and by her twin brother, Joseph Leithner.  She was the last member of her immediate family.

There will be no visitation.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the St. Mary’s Church on Monday, April 22, 2019, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Peter Augustine Pierjok, OSB, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Silver Creek Terrace, Activity Fund, 791 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA  15857; the Elk County Humane Society, 1029 East Eschbach Road, St. Marys, PA  15857; or to Pinecrest Manor, 763 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA  15857.

Bob & Donna Holjencin April 17, 2019 at 8:04 pm

Dear Sandy and Dick and family,
Wally and Trudi and family,
So sorry about your mom.
We know she was a beautiful,
special lady. Remember your memories.
God be with you through this very difficult time.
Prayers to you all.
Your friends,
Bob and Donna Holjencin

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