Joanne (King) Stone Abel, 84, passed away at Camden Clark Medical Center Memorial Campus on July 28, 2016. She was born on February 24, 1932 in Huntington, WV, a daughter of the late M. “Ward” and Mabel Williams King.
Joanne worked at Camden Clark Memorial Hospital as a Registered Nurse and faculty member. She taught at PCC, WVU-P and was the director of nursing at Shawnee State University for 20 years. Joanne enjoyed reading, traveling and bird watching. Known as “Granny Jo”, she helped fund her grandchildren’s post secondary educations. She was known for her sense of humor and her homemade peanut brittle.
She is survived by two daughters Teresa “Terry” Stone of Thomas, WV and Catherine “Cathy” Stump of Parkersburg; grandchildren Alison Poe, A.B. Stump (Alyssa), Brittany Stump, Case Drumheller, Jacob Stone (Erika) and Matthew Stone; three great grandchildren; special sister Thelma King and brother Carl King; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Jim and Scott Stone; one daughter Karen Poe; one infant granddaughter Erin Poe; two brothers, Jack King and H.W. “Stinkey” King.
There will be no services per her request.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the WV Special Olympics, 1206 Virginia St. E, Suite 100, Charleston, WV 25301; The American Cancer Society, 3901 Briscoe Run Road, Suite 10, Parkersburg, WV 26104 or a charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www. LeavittFuneralHome.com