NEW CASTLE, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Joan Elizabeth (Andorfer) Daugherty, 92, a longtime resident of Shenango Township in New Castle, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Thursday morning, October 12, 2023, at her daughter’s home in Independence, Kenntucky.

Joan was born August 9, 1931, in Sabraton, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Joseph Edward and Beulah Matilda (Schenck) Andorfer.

A homemaker, Joan devoted her life to caring for her family and their home.

Joan was of the Methodist faith and served as the praise and worship music leader at Ross Community United Methodist Church until 2013.

She had a passion for country music her entire life. Joan was an avid guitar player and a talented musician with her own Country and Western band, TJ and Country Sage.

Joan loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and two dogs.

Joan is survived by a son, Thomas Daugherty (Maureen) of New Castle; two daughters, Terri Gray of Akron, Ohio and Tammi Bennett (Todd) of Independence, Kentucky; five grandchildren, Carleen Daugherty, Michael Daugherty, Darnell Gray, Zachary Bennett and Ashley Bennett (fiancé, Ian Conley) and two great-grandchildren, Taliyah and Syncier Gray.

Her husband of nearly 45 years, Thomas Louis Daugherty, whom she married June 8, 1951, preceded her in death on May 11, 1996.

In addition to her husband and parents, Joan was preceded in death by a son, Bryant M. Daugherty; two brothers, Cortland S. Andorfer and Caleb “Max” Andorfer and a son-in-law, Anthony Gray.

Calling hours will be held from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 18, 2023 at J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 111 West Falls Street, New Castle. A funeral service will be held immediately after in the funeral home, with Reverend Karl Moore, Keys to the Kingdom Church, officiating.

Interment will be held at Oak Park Cemetery, Neshannock Township.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Elizabeth Hospice of Edgewood Kentucky, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

A television tribute will air Sunday, October 15 at the following approximate times: 6:27 p.m. on WYTV and 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV. Video will be posted here the day of airing.