Jodi  McKenna


Jodi Ann Leist McKenna, 35, of New Castle passed away at her home on Oct. 10, 2018, after an extended illness.
Jodi was born on Feb. 14, 1983, the daughter of Fred and Nancy McKenna. She was a 2001 graduate of Mohawk High School and was previously employed at Sky Bank.
Jodi's greatest joy in life was her family, who meant the world to her. She had a smile that lit up a room, and an infectious laugh. Depsite her many health problems, she was always cheerful and maintained a positive outlook.
Her passion was cooking and she loved to collect cookbooks and try new recipes. She was an excellent cook and it brought her great happiness to share her culinary talents with her friend and neighbors.
Jodi was kind and thoughtful and loved to talk to people, making friends everywhere she went. She loved to decorate her home for the different seasons and holidays, from Christmas to St. Patrick's Day. Jodi's presence, smile, and kindheartedness will be missed by so very many.
She is survived by her loving parents Fred and Nancy McKenna of Mount Jackson; a brother, Brad McKenna (Courtney) of Bessemer; her beloved niece, Olivia McKenna; and her former sister-in-law and devoted friend Kari Potochnik-McKenna, both of Bessemer; her aunt, Audrey Marigold of New Middletown, Ohio; her aunt, Barb and uncle, Dick Pursell of New Castle; and her uncle, Jack McKenna of Butler.
Jodi was preceded in death by her grandparents, Walter and Dorothy Harmon and James and Dorothy McKenna; her uncle, Mike Marigold; and her uncle, Ron McKenna.
A private memorial service was held at the Terry A. Cunningham Funeral Home in Bessemer with the Rev. Nathan Leslie officiating.
Published on October 14, 2018
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