M. JoAnne Shively

M. JoAnne Shively, 70, Punxsutawney, died Thursday, February 2, 2017, at Mulberry Square.

She was born July 5, 1946, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Marjorie F. (Mitchell) and Paul E. Mottern.

On June 14, 1969, she married Thomas P. Shively, who survives.

She was a member of the Christ Episcopal Church of Punxsutawney.

JoAnne was a graduate of Punxsutawney High School and received her Bachelor’s Degree from Grove City College.

She enjoyed gardening, playing piano and keyboard, genealogy, cooking, and baking.

She was a charter member and member of the Punxsutawney Area Historical and Genealogical Society.

JoAnne taught lessons on the piano and keyboard for over forty years.

In addition to her husband, surviving relatives include two children, son Daniel W. Shively and Denise of Bishop, CA, and daughter Sharon R. LaBorde and husband Paul of Sykesville, PA; two grandchildren, Shawn and Samantha LaBorde; a brother Larry Mottern of New Jersey; and two nieces, Pam and Denise.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Daniel J. Shively.

Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m., Monday, February 6, 2017, at the Deeley Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.

Interment will be in Hopewell Cemetery, Punxsutawney.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made, in memory of Mrs. Shively, to the Punxsutawney Area Historical and Genealogical Society, 401 West Mahoning Street, Punxsutawney, PA 15767.

Online condolences may be made at www.deeleyfuneralhome.com.

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