Naomi Jean Stewart, 78, of Busti Road, Sugar Grove, Pa., passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at home surrounded by her family.
Jean was born Sept. 22, 1934, in Luxor, Pa., the daughter of the late John and Rose Thompson Garris.
Jean and her husband, Ralph, started their family and moved to Warren, in the 1950s. She had many hobbies, and in her early years enjoyed riding motorcycles. She was a huge puzzle fan, especially of jigsaw and crosswords. Jean also enjoyed Westerns, country music, angels, hummingbirds and holidays. In her family, she was famous for her baked beans. A wonderful mother and loving wife, she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will truly be missed.
She is survived by her husband, Ralph Stewart, whom she married on March 8, 1969, in Celoron, N.Y.; five children: Lee Posey and husband, Gary, Norvelt, Pa., Daniel Stewart, who lives at home, Darlene Sapanero and her companion, Dean, Warren, Pa., Susan Stewart, who also lives at home, and Jay R. Stewart, and wife, Jody, Jamestown, N.Y.; three sisters: Sandra Marol, and husband, Gerald, Latrobe, Pa., Nellie Velkey, also of Latrobe, Pa., and Rose Lynn Personett, and hus-band, Bruce, Chicago; four brothers: John Garris, Mt. Pleasant, Pa., Charles Garris, Larry Garris and James Garris, all of Greensburg, Pa.; eight grandchildren: Tammy Hutchinson, and husband, Jim, and Sherry Lamm, and husband, Tim, both of North Carolina, Gary Posey, and wife, Jennifer, South Carolina, Tanya Card, and husband, Jeremy, Sugar Grove, Pa., Mario Sapanero Jr., and companion, Joey Lynn, Sharon, Pa., Tony Sapanero, New Cas-tle, Pa., Justin Stewart, Jamestown, N.Y., and Jeffrey Stewart, and companion, Courtney, Celoron, N.Y.; 12 greatgrandchil-dren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Ralph E. Stewart III; three broth-ers: George, Roger and Richard Garris; four sisters: Ruth Kunkle, Betty Welch, Patricia Mooney and Ella Mae Angelo; and her son-in-law, Mario Sapanero Sr.
Friends will be received at the Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church on Mon-day, Jan. 21, from noon to 2 p.m., at which time a fun-eral service will be held there with the Rev. Billy Hughes, pastor, and the Rev. Preston Cathcart, asso-ciate pastor, co-officiating.
Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery.