Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


Joann Durnak, 75 of Wooster died on Monday, March 4, 2024 at her home.

She was born July 31, 1948 in Wooster to Milard and Lucille Burden Daughterty.  On April 10, 1994 she married Donald M. Durnak.  He preceded her in death in 1997.

Joann retired as the head housekeeper for Bungalow Beach Resorts on Anna Maria Island, FL where she won the White Glove Award multiple times.  She enjoyed working on puzzles, coloring, and loved playing with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She was known as “Granny” to all who knew her.

She is survived by her children Tonya (John) Miller-Stone of Shreve and Trina (Les) Wudarzewski of Wooster; grandchildren Anthony Blair, Matia (Joseph) Bihari, Mariah Wudarzewski, Jessica (Ronald) Miller, Jaime Blair and Mark Blair; great grandchildren Nathan Miller, Rylee, Leon and Theodore Blair, Stasha Bihari and baby Bihari who is on the way; siblings Efus, Ephus, Adrian, Hubert, Victor, Millard Jr., John, Donald, Nellie, Ellie, Leora and Barbara.

Along with her husband Joann was preceded in death by her parents and her fur baby Wilby.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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

Contributions may be directed to Wayne County Humane Society, 1161 Mechanicsburg Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

“A Golden heart stopped beating

Hard working hands at rest

God broke our hearts to prove to us

He only takes the best”

We love you Granny mmmmmuah!


  1. Tonya, Trina, Uncle Jake and families,

    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Keeping all of you in my prayers.

    Your cousin,
    Carolyn Goodrich

  2. Tonya,and Trina. All those that loved her. So sorry to hear of your moms passing.
    Our prayers are with you.

  3. Joann has been on my heart and my mind so much for the past couple of weeks. I had been thinking I need to go see her. Today I thought maybe I can go Saturday. I am so sorry and sad that I waited too long.
    My heart is broken. I am so sad for her children and grandchildren’s loss. I know she was loved very much by them.

  4. I am so sorry to hear about joann.I just seen it.

  5. I’m so sorry for your loss my friend I know all to well how you must feel my prayers go out to you Tonya and Trina love and prayers to all🙏

  6. I’m so sorry Tonya and Trina for the loss of your mom. Prayers for all the family.🙏🏻♥️

  7. I was so sad to Just read this
    Many great memories of Jo and she will be missed so much 😢 my love and prayers go out to her entire family

  8. I am so sorry to hear about Aunt Joann. You have my deepest condolences.

  9. I’m so sorry to hear this!! Sending love, hugs and prayers to all of you as you go through this difficult time!!!

  10. I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing Tonya & Trina. I’m praying for Comfort for you and your families during this difficult time.

  11. I’m so Sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful Step Mother to me and I am blessed to have known her

  12. I am so sad that we lost another wonderful family member. I loved Joann so much! Girls, Tonya and Trina) I am so sorry, cos you had a wonderful mother. Make sure all ur babies keep the memories and pics. All my love to all of you 💕💕


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