Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


Joan Hughes, 88, of Wooster died on Friday, November 3, 2023 at Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare.

She was born July 19, 1935 in Caryville, TN to John Henry and Lulabelle Barker Fields.

Joan had worked at The College of Wooster in both food service and in the housekeeping departments.  She enjoyed playing bingo.

She is survived by her children Rita (Bob) Pado, Dee (Doug) Schreiner and Randy Vitatoe all of Wooster and Ricky (Terri) Vitatoe of Cape Coral, FL; nine grandchildren and many great grandchildren.

Joan was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Vitatoe; her ten siblings and her parents.

Private family graveside services will be held in Wooster Cemetery.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be left for the family at


  1. My deepest sympathies to Rita, Dee & the rest of your family. May God comfort you in this time.

  2. So sorry for your loss.
    she was a tough cookie.
    I guess when I visited Wooster all I will have is a memory of
    A nice lady .
    I only knew 2 of her Dee and Randy .
    Many blessings to all members of Joan’s family


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