Joni J. McGuire

Joni J. McGuire

Joni J. McGuire, 45, of Indiana, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at her home after an extended illness.

Born in Latrobe, she was the daughter of Patrick E. and Dana O’Leary McGuire.

Joni was an active member of the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church in Indiana where she enjoyed attending, volunteering and thrived on the support that her fellow church members provided.

She was a 1994 graduate of Derry Area High School and then Clelian Heights School for Exceptional People in Greensburg, and she was a former employee of Martin’s Food, Indiana. Joni enjoyed cooking and baking for her family and especially valued writing and sending cards to loved ones.

Joni is survived by her mother, of Blairsville; her father and Karen, of Shelocta; her siblings, Julie Smith, of Greensburg; Jana Butina (Barry), of Harrisburg; and Scott Jennings (Amy), of Shelocta; nieces and nephews, Morgan, Madison, Bartholomew (Quint), Jaylin, Casey and Connor; aunts Jean Cain (David), Sister Elizabeth Ann McGuire, O.S.F., Marie McGuire; uncles Dennis McGuire and Michael McGuire (Rebecca); and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Gerald and Margie McGuire and Paul and Helen O’Leary; and aunts Regina and Joyce McGuire.

Friends will be welcomed at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Bowser-Minich Funeral Home, Indiana, where a celebration of Joni’s life begins at 11 a.m.

At Joni’s request, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in her honor to Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, Ben Franklin Road and Warren Road, Indiana, PA 15701.