JoAnn Elizabeth Parham

July 13, 2019


Passed peacefully into the presence of the Lord on July 13, 2019.

A long-time resident of Penn Hills, JoAnn was born to George A. and Verna H. DeLozier

in Glencoe, PA, on December 5, 1931.  She is preceded in death by her beloved husband,

Paul R. Parham, whom she married on July 10, 1954.   She was a loving and devoted Mother to daughters, Debra J. [Thomas] Ruefle, Paula A. [Gary] Hinston, and Nancy L. [Benjamin] Compton; and an adoring Grandmother to Melissa [Josh] Spencer, Megan  [Jarred] Freeman, Paul Michael [Maria] and Jordan Ruefle; Lauren and Leah Compton; and Emma Hinston.   She was the proud great-grandmother to Jacob, Sophia, Liam, Myla and Audrey.

She was the sister of James E. [Elaine] DeLozier  and Carl A. DeLozier [deceased],  and the cherished sister-cousin to Fae Hetrick and many other cousins, nieces and nephews.

A graduate of Connellsville High School and Shadyside School of Nursing, JoAnn spent her entire life serving and caring for others in Pittsburgh and mission fields around the world professing her faith and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Later in life she focused her efforts as Founding Director of Sheep, Inc., Health Care Center, a faith-based free clinic serving the medical needs of many while sharing the love of Christ.  She enjoyed playing the piano, singing in the choir, reading, and knitting.

Friends and family will be received Tuesday, July 16 from 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Trenz Funeral Home, Penn Hills. The Funeral service is Wednesday, July 17 at 10:00 a.m. at Monroeville Assembly of God.  Interment at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, Glencoe – Somerset County, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sheep Inc., Health Care Center c/o JoAnn Parham Memorial Fund, 4561 Old William Penn Highway, Monroeville, PA 15146.


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July 16, 2019

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Charles W. Trenz Funeral Home, Inc.
11110 Frankstown Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15235

Funeral Service
July 17, 2019

10:00 AM

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