G. Joanne (Hepler) Greenawalt Ritchey

October 15, 1942 ~ December 15, 2020 (age 78)


     Joanne Greenawalt Ritchey, age 78, of Rimersburg, passed away Tuesday evening, December 15, 2020 at Shippenville Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, following an illness.

     Born October 15, 1942 in Brookville, she was raised in New Bethlehem and was a daughter of the late Guy William Hepler and Mary Irene Anthony Hepler.

     She married Gail Greenawalt and he preceded her in death on November 12, 1992. 

    Joanne worked as a caregiver.

     Survivors include three children:  Dan Hepler of Tampa, Florida; Deb (Doug) Kriebel, and Mike Greenawalt, all of Rimersburg; five grandchildren: Kayla, Kasey, Kelly, Michael, and Cora, and 10 great grandchildren: Holden, Kamden, Ezra, Parker, Koah, Emily, Kaylee, Michael Jr., Mason and Kali and number 11 due on Christmas day.

     Joanne is also survived by a brother and two sisters: Guy Hepler of New Bethlehem, Jewel Sherry, also of New Bethlehem and Twila Edmonds of Crates.

    In addition to her parent and husband Gail, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Merle and Calvin and three sisters, Jane, Dorothy and Janet.

    At Joanne’s request, there will be no services.

     Memorial contributions may be given in the name of Joanne Greenawalt Ritchey to the Southern Clarion County Ambulance Service (SCCAS) or the Cancer Center at Clarion Hospital.

     Online condolences may be sent to Joanne’s family at

     Arrangements are under the Rupert Funeral Home and Cremation Service of New Bethlehem.

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