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JoAnne L. Hoagland, 74, Belmont


JoAnne L. HOAGLAND, 74, of Belmont, NY, died Saturday, December 31, 2022 in Highland Park Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, Wellsville.  

Born August 29, 1948, in Hornell, she was the daughter of Ernest J. and Marion Norton Cole of Angelica.  On April 4, 1982, in Belmont, she married John W. Hoagland, who predeceased her on February 20, 2021.  

A 1966 graduate of Angelica Central School, she continued her education at Olean Business Institute in 1967, then went on to Alfred State College where she earned an AAS in business administration.  JoAnne was employed by Allegany County for 27 years in various departments but spent most of her time with the Department of Public Works.  She also owned and operated her own ceramic and candy business, JoAnne’s Ceramics, for 15 years.  When she wasn’t working, JoAnne volunteered as a 4-H leader for ten years, was a volunteer and avid supporter of the Allegany County ARC program, and enjoyed baking, gardening, canning, sewing, making stained glass, and many other crafts and hobbies.  Most summers JoAnne could be found taking her ceramics to several campgrounds for campers to paint and enjoy.  She loved going to the ARC homes with her ceramics for the residents to paint and always had Christmas presents for them.  Most of all she loved spending time with her girls and grandchildren.  

JoAnne was a member of the Belmont United Methodist Church as well as attended the Cuba First Baptist Church with her family.  

Surviving are:  two daughters, Crystal (Joseph) Wiech of Greeneville, TN and Stephanie (Kirby) Pierce of Cuba;  five grandchildren, Gabrielle Wiech of Johns Island, SC, Zachary Wiech of Greeneville TN, Kody (Paige) Pierce of Port St. John, FL, Kelsey (Rudy) Collver of Belmont, and Kadin Piece of Cuba;  and four great-grandchildren, Rayland Pierce, Paisley Pierce, Luca Mooney, and Lainey Wiech.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a sister, Karen M. Cole.  

Friends may call Friday, January 6, 2023 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 PM at OLNEY-FOUST Funeral Homes & Cremation, Crowell Chapel, 296 North Main Street, Wellsville, NY, where Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2023 at 11:00 AM.  Rev. David K. Ford will officiate.  

Burial will be in Until the Day Dawn Cemetery, Angelica.  Memorials may be made to Friends of Allegany County ARC, 50 Farnum Street, Wellsville, NY 14895 or SPCA serving Allegany County, P.O. Box 381, Wellsville, NY 14895.  Online condolences may be expressed at

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