Joan E. "Joanie" Cresap

December 11, 1959 ~ November 28, 2018 (age 58)
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Joan E. “Joanie” Cresap, 58, of Steubenville passed away on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at Trinity West.  She was born in Steubenville on December 11, 1959 a daughter of the late James and Alda Williams McElroy.  She was a graduate of Wintersville High School, the former Jefferson Technical College and was a member of Wintersville United Methodist Church.  She was formerly employed with BHJ Metro Planning, where she was the first person to achieve a 100% state audit, which she was very proud of and was mentioned in the Ohio Congress.  Joanie has also worked for the United Way and was the current owner and manager of the Dove Restaurant in Bloomingdale, OH where she was the “Bringer of Joy”.  She was a wonderful mother and “amateur paramedic”.  Joanie is survived by her husband Jay Cresap; sons Johnny and James Cooper and Cody Cresap; sisters Debbie Daugherty, Peggy (Dave) Folk and Cheryl (Larry) Sako; grandchildren Connor, Levi, Jace and Dorian Cooper; stepsisters, stepbrother and numerous nieces and nephews.  She took great joy in her grandchildren and those she adopted at the restaurant.  Friends may call at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, 215 Fernwood Rd., Wintersville on Friday from 4-7p.m. and on Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 9a.m. until time of service at 11a.m. with Rev. Dr. Clint Quillen officiating.  Private interment at Bloomingdale Cemetery at a later date.  




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