Age 81, of Durham, NC, formerly of Creighton and New Kensington, passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at Duke Hospice-Hock Family Pavilion, Durham, NC. Born on March 3, 1938 in Freeport, she was the daughter of the late John C. and Thelma M. (Butler) Kinney. She was a resident of New Kensington since 1963 and moved to her daughter's home in Durham in 2004. She was a 1956 graduate of East Deer-Frazer High School. JoAnna worked for 43 years as a clerk with Conrail. She was a member of Janes United Methodist Church, Creighton and an associate member of Mt. Sylvan United Methodist Church, Durham, NC. At Janes United Methodist Church she was a former lay delegate and a Sunday school teacher. She was a Past President of the National Association of Railway Business Women, a member of the Red Hats Society in Tarentum and Durham and enjoyed being active with the Mt. Sylvan Seniors. She liked to crochet, knit, and create crafts. JoAnna enjoyed spending time at her sister's home every year. Survivors include her daughter with whom she lived, Deb (Sara-Jane Raines) Kinney of Durham, NC; her sister, Rebecca (Paul) Budzak of Indiana Township and her nephew, Robert Paul (Annette) Budzak of Indiana Township. She was also preceded in death by her two sisters, Penny L. Kinney and Linda M. Comperatore. Family and friends will be received from 10 A.M. until the time of service at 11:30 A.M., Thursday, January 16, 2020 at the Janes United Methodist Church, 947 Freeport Road, Creighton, PA 15030. Entombment will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park Mausoleum, Lower Burrell. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Janes United Methodist Church. Arrangements entrusted to the Paul R. Ajak Funeral Home, Creighton.
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Janes United Methodist Church
947 Freeport Rd., Creighton PA 15030