Joy W. Hancox

Joy W. Hancox, 74, of the Evergreen Nursing Center, Harmony, formerly of New Castle, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, August 6 2016, in the care of Amedisys Hospice at Evergreen Nursing Center.

She was born in Brookville PA on October 9 1941, to the late Quay and Georgia Conway Wolfe.

Joy graduated from Brookville High School, and the Shadyside Hospital School of Nursing, affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh. She was Methodist by faith. Joy loved reading, sewing, and was an avid Pittsburgh Penguins, Steelers, and Pirates fan. She loved her grandchildren: Jessica Olson, Steven, Nicholas, and Joseph Totin.

She was a military wife of 27 years, traveling all over the world with her husband, and raised two daughters overseas. Her husband, Boyd N. Hancox, whom she married April 7 1962, died February 7, 1991. As a registered nurse, she worked at area nursing homes, including Silver Oaks Nursing Home in New Castle.

She is survived by her daughter, Kristina (and Michael) Abbinanti of Pittsburgh; and by her four grandchildren and step-grandson, Michael Abbinanti. Also surviving is her son-in-law, Ron Totin of New Castle; her sister, Bonnie Myers of Ellwood City; and her brother, Keith (Mike) Wolfe in Arkansas.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Lisanna R. Hancox-Totin, who died April 15 2015.

No public visitation is planned. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Knoxdale Mt. Pleasant cemetery, in Knox Dale, Jefferson Co., PA.

Memorial donations may be made to: Amedisys Hospice, ( 240 Pullman Square, Butler PA 16001; or American Cancer Society, ( 320 Bilmar Dr., Pittsburgh PA 15205; or St. Judes Childrens Research Hospital (, 105 Braunlich Dr., Pittsburgh PA 15237.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the TURNER FUNERAL HOME, 500 Sixth Street, Ellwood City PA 16117.

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