Joan Wilma Schopperth, 78

Joan Wilma Schopperth, 78, Punxsutawney, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Aug. 5, 1933, in Patterson, N.J., a daughter of the late Joseph and Ann Degelman.

She married Timothy Schopperth, who survives, of Punxsutawney.

Mrs. Schopperth was a homemaker and a member of the Chestnut Grove Independent Church in Punxsutawney.

In addition to her husband, surviving relatives include a daughter, Karen Diorio of Las Vegas, Nev.; two sons, Timothy Schopperth of Hawthorn, N.J., and Steven Schopperth of Punxsutawney; two sisters, Betty Huffman and Carol Eelman, both of New Jersey; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Joyce Lacas; and a brother, Sonny Degelman.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Richard L. Fait Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2011. at the funeral home with Pastors Joe Spack and Darrell Smith officiating.

Online condolences may be made at www.faitfuneralhome.com.

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