Nancy Kathleen Meehan

Nancy Kathleen Meehan, 58 of Punxsutawney passed away quietly at her home after succumbing to a long and arduous fight with illness on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. She was surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs. Meehan was born on April 16, 1958 in Punxsutawney; she was an only child of the late Mary Ann Aaron. Nancy married the late John Charles Meehan on December 2, 1978. John passed away suddenly in May of this year. He was a US Navy veteran and served during the Vietnam War.

Nancy was the Director of Medical Staff and Services for the Punxsutawney Hospital for over 20 years before retiring.

Nancy was very devoted to her faith in God and was a member of the First Church of God. Despite her illness and many trials she faced throughout her life, she always kept a smile on her face and love in her heart remaining steadfast in her faith and in the comfort of knowing God was always with her. Only second to her faith came her family.

Nancy cherished her children and her four grandchildren who were the “light of her life”. She was a gentle woman who loved to read and enjoyed all animals, especially her cats and dogs. She particularly liked feeding the wild birds and was enamored by the brilliant red cardinal which often frequented her bird feeder.

Nancy is survived by her two daughters, Jona Danyell Meehan and her husband John Stockdale of Big Run and Elizabeth Ann Neal and Steve Wells of Punxsutawney.

She is also survived by her only living uncle, Paul Aaron and his wife Patty of Nebraska and her four grandchildren who were the light of her eye, Ryan Meehan, Jaide Stockdale, Adison Neal and Mason Neal.

Nancy was preceded in death by her husband John and her mother Mary Ann Aaron.

Friends will be received from 4 – 8 p.m. on Friday, December 16, 2016 and on Saturday, December 17, from 10 – 11 a.m. at the Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc., of Punxsutawney.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at the funeral home with Pastor Tom Spiker officiating.

Interment will follow at Circle Hill Cemetery in Punxsutawney.

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