Joan Mangon Wolf

June 25, 1936 - August 8, 2017
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Joan Mangon Wolf, age 81 of Gnadenhutten, died Tuesday, August 8, 2017 in the Inn at Northwood at Dover.

Born a Dover, Ohio on June 25, 1936, Joan was a daughter of the late William James and Ruth Matilda (Metcalf) Mangon.

Following her graduation from New Philadelphia High School, Joan obtained her nursing degre…

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Joan Mangon Wolf, age 81 of Gnadenhutten, died Tuesday, August 8, 2017 in the Inn at Northwood at Dover.

Born a Dover, Ohio on June 25, 1936, Joan was a daughter of the late William James and Ruth Matilda (Metcalf) Mangon.

Following her graduation from New Philadelphia High School, Joan obtained her nursing degree from St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing in Cleveland. She continued her education at Kent State University where she earned a Bachelor’s of Arts and later achieved a Master’s of Arts degree at the University of Dayton.

Joan’s professional career spanned for more than 20 years in the Health Education Department at Buckeye Career Center. Through the years, she maintained active memberships with numerous associations that included the American Nursing Association, Ohio Nurse’s Association, served as past president of the Tuscarawas Nurse’s Association, St. Luke’s Nursing Alumni and was recognized as an honoree of the Alpha Tau Delta Nursing Fraternity. Additionally, Joan participated in a Harvard University Nursing Study program for more than 40 years.

Her work as an educator found her busy as an active member of the National Education Association, the Buckeye Education Association, Delta Fi Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society. Her efforts, and contributions to society did not go unnoticed as she was recognized as an International Honoree for Women in Education, was named among the Who’s Who American Educators and American Women, received the Ohio Vocational Association Distinguished Service Award, the AVA Pacesetter Award, and was honored as a Jennings Scholar. Additionally, Joan co-authored the Heath Education text for The Ohio State University.

Another important aspect Joan’s life was her work as a member of the Gnadenhutten United Methodist where she actively contributed to the Church Administrative Council, the Staff Parrish Committee, was founder and first chairperson of the Memorial Scholarship committee, was previous President of the United Methodist Women and Naomi Circle and served a decade as a lay member for the East Ohio Methodist Conference.

Through the years, Joan was active as a Past Region of Ft Laurens Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and maintained memberships with the Tuscarawas Genealogical Society, First Families of Tuscarawas, College Club of Tuscarawas County, Gnadenhutten Women’s Club where she served as a past president, and also served as the president of Highlands Florida Branch of American Association of University Women.

Her volunteer work was extensive and included, serving as a not only a nurse, but as a CPR and First Aid instructor with the American Red Cross. She also enjoyed her work with Community Hospice, the Gnadenhutten Museum, serving as a tour guide at Roscoe Village, and volunteering at Trinity Twin City Hospital, the Tuscarawas County Health Department and the American Heart Association.

Additional hobbies included traveling, reading, spending time with her family and friends and being a Nature Member of the National Audubon Society.

It was her belief that a productive and positive member of society was that of an individual which gave back to the community. Joan not only believed this theory but lived it through her many professional, civic, and church related activities. It was her hope that others not read of her activities and awards as self-accolades but as an encouragement to all to go out and be stewards for one another.

Joan will be missed by her husband, Robert Charles Wolf; a son, Robert Clayton (Theresa) Wolf of Dover; a daughter, Amy (Keith) Wolf-Apfel of Fort Lee, New Jersey; grandchildren, Cameron, Kristopher, and Kaira Wolf, Avery and Drew Apfel; three brothers, Ronald (Barbara) Mangon of Auburn, Arkansas, Larry Mangon of Ashland, Ohio and David Mangon of North Canton;  a sister-in-law, Jeannie Mangon; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Joan was preceded in death by her daughter, Deborah Wolf; a brother, James Mangon; and sisters-in-law, Susan Mangon and Vicky Mangon.

Pastor Seth will lead a memorial service on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 10:30 am in the Gnadenhutten United Methodist Church, 220 N. Walnut St., Gnadenhutten, Ohio 44629. A luncheon will follow in the church fellowship hall.

Memorial contributions in Joan’s memory may be directed to either Gnadenhutten United Methodist Church or Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.


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Service Information

Date: Saturday, August 26, 2017

Time: 10:30 am

Gnadenhutten United Methodist Church


220 N Walnut St., GNADENHUTTEN, OH, 44629

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Date: Saturday, August 26, 2017

Time: 11:00 am

Gnadenhutten United Methodist Church


220 N Walnut St., GNADENHUTTEN, OH, 44629

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Community Hospice

716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Born: June 25, 1936
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posted on 8/29/17

A wonderful service for a great lady and friend. I will always remember how she helped my mother. Condolences, Tommy Sindlinger.


Amelia Mengon posted on 8/21/17

First class in every way, I am so proud to be her cousin and miss her already. Love to Bob, Amy, Bobby and their families, Amelia


Kimberly Urban posted on 8/12/17

Bob and family, our prayers and sympathies are with you. Joan was a wonderful, accomplished woman who will be greatly missed. Love, Jamie and Kim Urban.


Gary and Patti Wedge posted on 8/12/17

A wonderful and intelligent woman has went to meet her Lord. The Lord helped her through many trials and tribulations. She will be missed by friends in Ohio and Florida where she spent time in the winters. She is feeling no pain and talking to God about the last book she read. May God wrap his loving arms around her family and friends.


Kathy and Roger Bartunek posted on 8/11/17

A lovely lady who always warmed the room with her endearing smile. We were so sorry to hear of her passing. May God comfort you in the days to come and know your sorrow is felt by the many who were touched by Joan.


clara Gorby posted on 8/11/17

sorry for your loss we graduated together from high school and than she taught my daughter ,Clara M Minor Gorby


Jill Heavilin Hodge posted on 8/11/17

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers


Sherrie Beane posted on 8/10/17

My heart is saddened today to learn of your family's loss. Joan was an amazing women who raised an outstanding family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during these hard times.


Ted Lawver posted on 8/10/17

I have many fond memories of Joan from my childhood. She will be missed by so many, my prayers are with the family.


Ella Marshall posted on 8/10/17

I had the privilege of working with Joan at Buckeye. Always pleasant; always smiling; always positive. My prayers are with her family.


Denise Santille posted on 8/10/17

Amy, Bob and family. I was sorry to hear of Joan's passing. She was a beautiful lady, inside and out and always showed me kindness. My sympathy to all of you. Denise (Moran) Santille


Randy and Donna cadle posted on 8/10/17

Joan, You were a wonderful caring person that didn't have a bad word to say about anyone. You will be missed as your are welcomed into Gods kingdom. You were a wonderful friend


Sandy Gallentine posted on 8/10/17

I really enjoyed knowing Joan. I met her when she was a nurse for Indian Valley Schools. She was very sweet. I am sorry to hear of her death.


Tina Porter posted on 8/10/17

Uncle Bob, Amy, and Bobby. So sorry about the loss of ur beloved wife/mother. My thoughts and prayers r with you. Tina Porter


Jen Pfeiffer posted on 8/10/17

My heart-felt thoughts and prayers to the Wolf family. Joan always had a warm smile, always so full of grace.


Becky Porter - Seward posted on 8/10/17

Mrs. Wolf was my teacher at Buckeye in the diversified health class. She was such a wonderful role model and mentor for her students. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. My deepest sympathies to her family. And may you find comfort in god during this difficult time.


Mary Hunt posted on 8/10/17

I never had the pleasure of meeting your mother Bob, but what a wonderful woman she was that she gave so much of her time to organizations that was her passion, all the while with raising and taking loving care of her family. My heartfelt sympathies to each family member she leaves behind.


Wayne and Cam Peoples posted on 8/10/17

Deepest sympathy May God give you comfort in this time of sorrow.


Tina and Ted Lawver posted on 8/10/17

So very sorry to hear of the loss of Mrs. Wolf she was a lovely lady. Praying comfort and peace over all the family during this difficult time.


She'll litman posted on 8/10/17

Joan you were a very special and wonderful teacher, my junior year of high school at BJVS. Thank you for the wonderful education you gave.


Aimee posted on 8/10/17

I will always remember Joan as a beautiful, smiling, caring soul...God bless her in Heaven.


Tammy (Kail) Doughty posted on 8/9/17

Uncle Bob, Amy and Bobby, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May she rest in peace.


Maxine and Brady Hupp posted on 8/9/17

Bob we were so sorry to hear about Joan she was a beautiful, wonderful person that will be missed by all of us. God be with you .


Penny (Smith) Mast posted on 8/9/17

Bob, Bob, Amy and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I'll always remember going to your house when I was young, with our church youth group, I think, and Joan making eggnog at Christmas time for all the kids.


Cassandra Smith posted on 8/9/17

Mrs Wolf you started my dream of becoming a nurse! Thank you for laying the ground work and making me believe in myself. Rest In Peace. Prayers to your family.


Cindy Kochman posted on 8/9/17

You and your family has both Tom and my deepest sympothies


Diane Knox posted on 8/9/17

Cousin Bob, so sorry for your loss.


Michael Comignaghi posted on 8/9/17

Sorry for your loss. May she rest in Peace


Tabatha Toney posted on 8/9/17

What a wonderful woman and teacher. I was one of the students she taught at buckeye career center


Tonya Winters (Mase) posted on 8/9/17

She will be gravely missed. She was a great teacher. She make you feel like you could accomplish anything you put your mind too.


Melanie Archer posted on 8/9/17

I am so very sorry for your loss! You are in my thoughts and prayers for comfort at this sad time in your lives...I know how close you were and how much you will miss your Wife, Mother and Grandmother. May she rest peacefully in Heaven with Debbie by her side. Love and hugs for all of you Melanie


Peggy Bryan posted on 8/9/17

Joan was such a beautiful woman. It was really a blessing to have known her. My deepest sympathy to her family.


Sherry byrd posted on 8/9/17

So sorry for your loss Joan was a wonderful , caring lady would always ask about my family


Janet Jacobs (Davis) posted on 8/9/17

Mrs. Wolf was such an inspiration and mentor to so many of us at buckeye in the diversified health class. She molded so many young lives. My prayers are with her family and friends.


Jo-Dee McKibben posted on 8/9/17

My deepest sympathy Bob!!