Joanne I. Chester, 88, of Warren, PA., died Thursday morning, November 8, 2018 at Cambridge Warren. She was born May 8, 1930 in Warren, PA., and was the daughter of the late Ralph W. and Margaret Wilson Chester. Joanne was a 1948 graduate from Warren High School and a 1951 graduate of the Delaware Hospital School of Nursing, Wilmington, Del.

In 1978 she graduated from Slippery Rock State College. She served with the U.S. Air Force Nurses Corp. from 1964 to 1974 and earned the rank of Captain. She was employed with the Warren State Hospital as a nurse, retiring from there in 1990. She was a member of the Warren Senior Center and a former member of the First Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by several cousins, including Susan (Michael) W. Zaprowski of Salamanca, N.Y., William (Susan) M. Wilson of Scandia, PA.

She was preceded in death by her 2 Sisters – Elizabeth Patricia Chester and Barbara J. Chester, 2 Brothers in infancy. There will be no visitation and private services will be held at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Warren Senior Center or charity of one’s choice. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting