WARREN - Sheila "Joan" Bogdan, 73, died at 5:10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan.15, 2013, at Windsor House in Champion.
She was born March 30, 1939, in Warren, the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Goia Bogdan.
Joan was a member of Resurrection Romanian Orthodox Church in Warren.
Joan was a graduate of the Trumbull Memorial Hospital School of Nursing and graduated in 1964. She went on to work at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in the maternity ward for 20 years.
Because of her battle with rheumatoid arthritis since she was a teen, it ended her career in nursing in 1984. Following her retirement, Joan was still a nurse, caring for her elderly mother.
Though she never married nor had any children of her own, Joan loved babies.
Survivors include her sister, Helen Mahan of Bristolville; her niece, Barbara (Dale) O'Bringer of Freeport, Pa.; her two nephews, John (Linda) Mahan of Bristolville and Rob (Linda) Mahan of Redwood City, Calif.; two great-nephews, Michael (Courtney) Mahan of Bristolville and Kyle (companion Kristin) Mahan of San Francisco; and her dear friend and neighbor, Penney Leek.
Other than her parents, Joan was preceded in death by her brother, John Bogdan; infant brother, Victor Bogdan; and sister, Sylvia Walton.
Cremation will take place and her remains will be buried in Pineview Memorial Park, Warren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 4630 Richmond Road, Suite 240, Cleveland, OH 44128, or to the Animal Welfare League, 545 Brunstetter Road, Warren, OH 44481.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home.