Joan Mary Metcalf

November 19, 1941 - May 23, 2015

11/19/1941 - 05/23/2015

Joan M. Metcalf, 73 of Shadyside, Ohio died Saturday, May 23, 2015 at the Shadyside Care Center in Shadyside, Ohio.

She was born November 19, 1941 in McMechen, West Virginia a daughter of the late Frank A. and Rose L. Mihalik Modra.

Joan was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and sister and a former secretary and member for the St. Mary Catholic Church in Shadyside, Ohio.

Surviving are her husband, Fred Metcalf, two children, Debra Greg Landis of Massillon, Ohio and Fred Kenda Metcalf of Bellaire, Ohio, two brothers, Frank Dianna Modra, Jr. and John Patricia Modra both of Powhatan Point, Ohio. Also six grandchildren, Devin Landis, Julian Landis, Braiden Metcalf, Kaiya Metcalf, Bryce Metcalf and Jayda Metcalf.

Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 3900 Central Avenue Shadyside, Ohio on Tuesday from 4 to 8 pm. Funeral liturgy with Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 11 am at the St. Mary Catholic Church in Shadyside, Ohio with Fr. Samuel R. Saprano, as Celebrant. Interment in the Powhatan Cemetery in Powhatan Point, Ohio.

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cindy a. friley
8 years ago

barbara just told me about your mother. i am very sorry to hear about that.

God’s Masterpiece Is Mother

God took the fragrance of a flower…

The majesty of a tree…

The gentleness of morning dew…

The calm of a quiet sea…

The beauty of the twilight hour…

The soul of a starry night…

The laughter of a rippling brook…

The grace of a bird in flight…

Then God fashioned from these things

A creation like no other,

And when his masterpiece was through

He called it simply – Mother.

– Herbert Farnham

Nila Cassandra
8 years ago

Dear Fred, Debbie & Freddie

I was so very sorry to hear about Joan. I know she and all of you have been through a lot over the years. Please know that you and your families are in my thoughts and prayers.



Nile & Jean Cassandra
8 years ago

Dear Fred, Debbie, Freddy & Family.

Sending our Deepest Sympathy during this time of sorrow.

May Family & Friends comfort you, Faith uphold you & Loving Memories heal your hearts. God Bless you all, Nile & Jean

Chuck Devore
8 years ago

Deb, Greg and the boys, my condolences to you and the Metcalf family at this time. God bless us all.

Lis & Butch Miller
8 years ago

Fred and Family, So very very sorry for your loss..You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.

8 years ago

Fred, sorry to read of Joan’s passing. may God give you strength and peace in the days ahead.

8 years ago

Joan was not only a very special lady here, but heaven has just received a special lady. Prayers for her family. Love you all !

Barbara gabel
8 years ago

our prayers are with you all. I know you have a wonderful angel watching over you now. god bless you all love and prayers Mark & Barbara Gabel

Pati Jaquay Shellhouse
8 years ago

Our sympathy to the Modra and Medcalf families. Always remember the fun family times as we were growing up.

Bill Patsche
8 years ago

Please accept my sincere sympathy on your loss.

Jimmy Weeks
8 years ago

Prayers to the Metcalf family as they begin to celebrate the life and memories of a great wife, mother and grandmother. You all have a wonderful angel looking down and guiding you. Again my prayers are with you all.

Melissa Touvell
8 years ago

Rip my Joanie babe miss you so much Praying for your family I’m glad I got to meet an amazing beautiful woman

Stacy Gallaher
8 years ago

So sorry to hear of your moms passing , thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

8 years ago

Sorry for your loss. Your wonderful memories and the love in your heart will pull you through.

Midge Mountain DeSanders
8 years ago

Such fond and funny memories of Joanie all those years ago running around to classes in those dark green uniforms at St John’s in Bellaire. Rest in peace, Joan