Iona St. John

EAST PALESTINE–Iona J. St. John, 89, of East Palestine, passed away 5:25 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 at her residence.

Iona was born May 19, 1929 in Negley, OH a daughter of the late Samuel “Mack” and M. Esther (Dickey) Gorby and had been a life-long resident of the area. She had been employed at area potteries and had worked at Peace Valley Orchards.

She was a member of the Negley United Methodist Church.

Her husband, Glenn “Skip” St. John, She was also preceded in death by a son, Tom St. John; a brother, Larry Gorby; two sisters, Shirley Green and Marty McClelland; and two grandchildren, Mandy and Mick St. John.

She is survived by a son, Gene “Chuck” St. John, Jr. of East Palestine; a daughter, Robin St. John of South Vienna, OH; and her “other daughter” Angela Martin of New Carlisle, OH; a brother, Lewis “Jake” Gorby of Geneva, OH; and a sister, Maxine Smith of Sterling, OH.

The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 at the Linsley-Royal Funeral Home with Cindy Figley officiating. Burial will be in Crest Haven Memorial Gardens, New Waterford.