This page is dedicated to informing our parishioner’s of recent death’s within our parish. The parish community of St. Joan of Arc extends our deepest sympathies to the families & friends of these individuals.
Nancy L. Stewart, 79, of Hershey, formerly of West Hanover Township, PA and Ocean View, DE passed away on April 13, 2017 in the Carolyn Croxton Slane Hospice Residence in Harrisburg.
She was born June 10, 1937 in Altoona, PA, daughter of the late William and Madeline (Stoy) Richards. Nancy was a graduate of Harrisburg Catholic High School. She was a retired Administrative Officer with the Bureau of Information Systems for the Department of Education. She was also a former President & member of the State Employees Recreation Assoc.
Mrs. Stewart was a current member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Hershey and a former member of Holy Name of Jesus Church in Harrisburg and St. Ann's Parish in Bethany Beach, DE, where she was an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion and Lector.
She was also a member of the Areba Club, the Derry Twp. Historical Society Travel Committee; former member of the
Ocean View Leisure Center; a very proud former Queen Mother of the Ocean View Beach Bunnies Red Hat Society;
Coordinator for Elderhostel/Road Scholar programs sponsored by Delaware Tech. Comm. College; former Auditor and
Bicentennial Committee Chairperson for West Hanover Twp.; Chaired two National Conventions for the 82nd ABN Div.
Assoc. headquarters in Fayetteville, NC.
Nancy also worked for WITF in its early years; she was an Assistant for Promotion and Development. In fact, her first
airplane ride was to Washington DC to pick up Hubert Humphrey for a broadcast. She also volunteered with Hospice of Central PA and enjoyed travel & pinochle. Nancy's most cherished moments were watching her children mature as responsible young adults.
Nancy is survived by; daughter, Dawn (John) Heiselman of Middletown; daughter, Lynne Laudermilch of Hershey; son,
Stephen (Mary Ellen) Stewart of Wellsville, PA; son, Anthony J. (Donna) Stewart of Harrisburg, PA; 7 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Nancy was preceded in death by husband, John "Lou" Stewart; son, W. Richard Stewart; and
sisters, Mary Ann Yurkanin and Madeline Ball.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 11AM in the St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 359 West Areba Ave., Hershey. The family will receive guests after the mass.
Interment will be in the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown Rd.
Harrisburg, PA 17110.
Hoover Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., of Hershey, is handling the arrangements.
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St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church
359 West Areba Ave.
Hershey, PA 17033
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