Joan Irene (Butler) Resh

Born: Tue., Jul. 22, 1930
Died: Tue., Jun. 4, 2019


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Fri., Jun. 07, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Jun. 07, 2019
Location: M Ray Leckemby Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sat., Jun. 08, 2019
Location: M Ray Leckemby Funeral Home

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Joan Irene (Butler) Resh, 88, Grantsville went to be with her Lord and Savior on June 4, 2019. Born in Grantsville July 22, 1930 to the late Abram Melvin and Arminta (Durst) Butler. Preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Kenneth R. Resh. Loving daughter, Beverly Rae Resh. Brothers; Lloyd, Robert, Harold, Arthur, Ray, Claude, and Fay Butler. Sisters; Beula Merrbach, Mary Brown, Fern Fitzpatrick, and Florence Tharp. She was the last surviving member of her family. Joan was a loving and devoted mother to her five children; Sherry (John) Robertson, Gary (Debbie) Resh, Randy (Carol) Resh, Jay (Paula) Resh, and the late Beverly Resh. Twelve Grandchildren; Natalie (Dave) Carr, Nanette (Doug) Johnson, Monica (Steve) Troutman, Angie (Gary) Hay, Erin (David) Rounds, Nathan Resh, Joel Resh, Jackie Resh, Jamie Resh, Jared (Jen) Resh, Josh (Samantha) Resh, and Cortney (Aaron) Mitchell. Twelve Great Grandchildren; Bobby Hay, Jonnie Hay, Tad Hay, Josie Kamp, Felicia Wilson, Clay Resh, Carolyn Daniels, Sterling Resh, Gunnar Resh, Eli Resh, Nora Resh, and Scarlett Mitchell. One Great Great Grandchild, Addie Hay. Joan also has one great granddaughter on the way. She spent many years as a dairy farmer at their farm in Pennsylvania. After retiring from the dairy business, Joan worked at the Deer Valley YMCA Camp for 20 years retiring from there in 1995. After retirement Ken and Joan moved to their home in Grantsville. Joan was a member of the Oak Grove Mennonite Church, Grantsville, Maryland. Family and friends will be received on Friday 2-4
and 6-8 PM at the M. Ray Leckemby Funeral Home, Meyersdale, PA. The Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home Saturday at 1:00 PM with Pastor Mert Maust officiating with visitation one hour prior to the service.  Per Joan's wishes, she will be cremated following the service, inurnment will be private. In lieu of flowers contributions
may be made in honor of Joan to the Oak Grove Mennonite Church, 188 Zehner Road, Grantsville, MD 21536  Arrangements by the M. Ray Leckemby Funeral Home, Meyersdale, PA (

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Lori (Engle) Otto
   Posted Wed June 05, 2019
My sincere condolences. We are out of town & will not be able to attend any of the services for your mother. She was a special person who would always give me a hug whenever we met. One special lady! Special thoughts to Randy.

Beth Creegan
   Posted Fri June 07, 2019
My condolences and prayers to the family as you go through this difficult time. May she rest in peace.

Jon Hay
   Posted Sat June 08, 2019
I offer my sincere condolences. I know that it hasn’t always been easy, but I hope you know that she wouldn’t have it any other way; she’s living in eternal joy now, along with Beverly, and someday we will all meet with her again, by the grace of Jesus Christ. My great grandmother truly was someone that I know my own mother aspired to be like, and doubtlessly, many others are inspired by her amazing disposition of strength and gentleness.
I love you all, and praying for the peace of God to wash away all of your grief.

Darleen Resh DiGirolamo
   Posted Wed June 19, 2019
My sincerest condolences to all. I just heard of her passing and am sorry we were unable to attend the funeral. Wishing you peace and comfort. Sending our love.

Darleen (Resh) and Tony DiGirolamo

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