Memoriams are posted in the order they are received. They remain online for six months from posting date.
Mary Devlin, BA, CRNA (1939-2017)
Mary R. Devlin, of Sinking Spring, passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017, in Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center.
Her husband, David A. Devlin, died in 1991.
Born in Johnstown, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Wilber J. and Eva I. (Witkovskie) Gochnour.
Mary was a graduate of Franklin East Taylor High School, Johnstown; Conemaugh Valley School of Nursing, Johnstown, 1960; and Westmoreland-Latrobe School of Anesthesia, 1967. She later received a B.A. in healthcare administration from Ottawa University, Kan.
She was employed at Health South Surgery Center, Lancaster, as a Chief CRNA. Mary was a former employee of Lee Hospital, Johnstown, where she helped establish a school of anesthesia for nurses, and was the Chief CRNA at the former Community General Hospital, Reading.
Mary was the past president, director, and treasurer of the Pennsylvania Association of Nurse Anesthetists.
She was a member of St. Ignatius Loyola R.C. Church, Whitfield, where she served on the stewardship committee, was a member of the parish nurses, and established the greeters ministry.
Mary loved the snow and was an avid skier. She enjoyed traveling and scrapbooking.
Mary is survived by her special friend and second partner, Dick Pratt, Spring Twp.; three sisters: Daisy, wife of Ronald Snyder, Sinking Spring; Sue Hornak, Reading; and Delores Rowley, Reading. A niece, Noel Snyder Bao, wife of Jason Bao, Sinking Spring; a great-niece, Emma Bao; and a great-nephew, Ethan Bao, also survive her.
She considered Dick's family her own. They include Dave, husband of Sharon Pratt, Allentown; Bob, husband of Theresa Szymborski, Muhlenberg Twp;, and Kelly, wife of Andy Schreffler, Lower Heidelberg Twp., as well as Dick's seven grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter.
She was predeceased by a brother, Farrell Gochnour, and a sister, Kathryn Gochnour.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, November 16, 2017, at 11 a.m., at St. Ignatius Loyola R.C. Church, 2600 St Alban's Dr., Sinking Spring, PA 19608.
Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.
Friends may call two hours prior to the Mass at the church from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Conemaugh Valley School of Nursing, 1086 Franklin St., Johnstown, PA 15601, or St. Ignatius Loyola R.C. Church at the above address.
Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, West Reading, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be recorded at www.kuhnfuneralhomes.com.
Jodi Lynn Bartell, MSN, CRNA (1974-2017)
Jodi Lynn Bartell was born on April 8, 1974, to Shari and Kenneth Bartell in Deadwood, S.D. Shortly thereafter, they moved to Lemmon where her sweet sisters and lifelong friends, Staci and Heidi, joined the family. Jodi resided in Lemmon throughout her childhood and school years. Jodi enjoyed sports, time with friends, and days at the lake.
Jodi attended the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. She was a member of The Kappa Alpha Theta Organization, where she made lifelong friends and memories. Her college years were “the best days of my life,” as she would frequently say. She graduated with biology and nursing degrees.
Jodi started her nursing career in Yankton and continued ICU work in Sioux Falls prior to pursuing her master’s degree in nurse Anesthesia. She moved to Spearfish to begin her profession as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). She later traveled nationwide to provide relief coverage and loved the new challenges, new friends, and many new adventures she had the opportunity to experience.
Jodi was first diagnosed with breast cancer in January 2005. Months later, she was married to Andrew Rasmussen on June ll.
Jodi and Andrew proudly welcomed their first born Charles “Charlie” Kenneth, on Dec. 21, 2006. After health challenges, Jodi felt extremely blessed by this gift of life.
In 2006, Jodi traveled to Nicaragua on a medical mission. The trip was life changing and where her desire to love an orphan first began. Over the next few years, Jodi and Andrew decided to pursue adoption, and in 2012, were led to Ethiopia. On Aug. 10, 2014, they welcomed their second son, Hugh Harrison Sebona, into the family.
In January 2009, Jodi experienced a recurrence of her breast cancer, resulting in metastatic disease. She took chemotherapy for many months and defied the odds of survival for many years.
Jodi was involved with the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, a former board member of the SDANA, volunteered as a Friendship minister at church, and was known as “Nurse Jodi” at Muscular Dystrophy camp. She had a heart for service and particularly loved visiting the many friends she met at the nursing home over the years.
Through her 12-and-a-half-year journey with breast cancer, her faith solidified. Jodi was a lover of the Lord and gave Him all the glory for her continued strength, perseverance, and contentment. She was both confident and comforted by the Heavenly home that awaited her.
Jodi is survived by her husband, Andrew; sons, Charlie and Hugh; parents, Shari and Ken; sisters, Staci (Jeff) Larson and Heidi (George) Nash; nieces and nephew Amalia Larson, Jacob Nash, and Jacey Nash; and grandmother, Blanche Sands; her parents-in-law, Jeff and Kathy Rasmussen; sister-in-law, Kiley (Josh) Meyer; brother-in-law, Alex (Kylie) Rasmussen; and nieces and nephew, Mallory Meyer, Owen Meyer, and Hadley Rasmussen; grandmother, Martha Line; extended family, and many friends.
Jodi was preceded in death by twin girls, Hope, four other little angels, and her grandparents, Hazel and Bud Bartell, and grandfather Orel Sands.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Spearfish. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22 at the church, with interment to follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to benefit the education of Jodi’s children, Charlie and Hugh. Donations may be given to The Jodi Lynn Bartell Education Fund, for her children.
Arrangements are under the care of Fidler-Isburg Funeral Chapels and Crematory Service of Spearfish. Online condolences may be written at Fidler-Isburg Funeral Chapels.
This memoriam appeared in the Black Hills Pioneer on September 20, 2017.
Raymond J. Antonucci, Jr., CRNA (1960-2017)
Dale Willenberg, CRNA (1960-2017)
Sang Ok Cha, CRNA (1930-2017)
Howard F. Armour, MS, CRNA (1947-2017)
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