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Friday, January 6, 2017

Winifred Joann Moffatt, 81, formerly of Bradford and Ceres, PA

Winifred JoAnn Moffatt

BRADFORD, Pa. — Winifred Joann Moffatt, 81, formerly of Bradford and Ceres, PA, passed away Wednesday (Jan. 4, 2017) at the Bradford Manor, following a brief illness.

Born July 7, 1935, in Bradford, she was a daughter of Raymond and Winifred Eaker Schimp. On Sept. 1, 1963, in Bradford, she married James F. Moffatt, who passed away on Dec. 1, 1970.

JoAnn was a graduate of the Seventh-day Adventist Boarding Academy in Plainfield, N.J. She was a longtime resident of West Corydon St. in Bradford. 

Mrs. Moffatt was employed for many years at Corning Glass Works in Bradford and the Lewis Run Deli. She was then employed for the rest of her career at Wayne Paving in Ceres, prior to retiring.

JoAnn enjoyed helping her family operate the concession stand at the Bradford Speedway. At different points in life she had also enjoyed playing bingo, following politics and watching the Buffalo Bills. Her whole life was raising her three children and grandchildren, to whom, and to many in the community, she was affectionately known as “Grammy.”

Surviving are a son, Ed (Mari) Schimp of Bradford; two daughters, Lisa (Wayne) Stephen of Cuba, N.Y., and Sharon (Randy) Stacey of Springfield, Tenn.; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, Brian (Nina) Schimp of Bangor, Maine, and their daughter Shiloh, Shawna Reese of Bradford and her children Austin, Shaine and Isaiah, Garret (Jen) Stephan of Olean, Angelyn Stephan of Corning, N.Y., Grant Stephan and Layne Stephan of Cuba, as well as Samantha, Erin, and Jake Stacey, all of Springfield, Tenn.; two brothers, Jim (Laurie) Schimp of Florida and Gerry (Vonnie) Schimp of Bradford; and a sister, Ella (Willis) Deitz of Murray, Ky.; as well as many nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by a grandson, Stephan Andrew Schimp; three brothers, Raymond Jr., Dean, and Ted Schimp; and two sisters, Lois Tyler and Kitty Hinchman.

Friends may call Saturday (Jan. 7, 2017) at the Derrick City Seventh-day Adventist Church from 1 to 2 p.m., at which time funeral services will be held with the Rev. Lynn Gatz, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Willowdale Cemetery, Bradford.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Derrick City Seventh-day Adventist Church; or to the Friends of Willowdale Fund at the Feedery on Chestnut Street in Bradford.

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