Violet Pauline (Hampu) Jorney, age 90, of Alliance, passed away Monday, March 22, 2021, at the Crandall Medical Center in Sebring after a long illness with Alzheimer’s and congestive heart failure.
She was born November 21, 1930, in Alliance Ohio to Andrew and Ioana (Oancea) Hampu.
A 1950 graduate of Alliance High School, Violet was formerly employed at the Alliance Manufacturing Company for ten years as a “gun girl” assembly worker, where she met her future husband George. They were married for 58 years when he passed away in December 2016.
Violet and George were married in 1958 and starting in the mid 1960’s Violet worked on the Jorney Mink Ranch with George for over 40 years—interrupted briefly by 5 years of work at the Armor abrasives in Alliance in the mid 1970’s. On the mink ranch, Violet helped on the ranch during busy seasons and she also did bookkeeping and financial record work for the farm until she began caring for her only grandchild Elizabeth Ostadali in 2001 during the day until she started kindergarten.
Violet was a lifetime member of the St. Nicholas Romanian Orthodox Church and choir member.
In her spare time Violet loved to bake—she was always an expert pie baker, often using fruits and berries grown on the farm–either freshly picked by her husband or what she had preserved or frozen for the winter months. She also enjoyed spending spare time with George at their lake house on Leesville Lake and riding on their pontoon boat.
Survivors include her son, Jeffrey (Jim Govoni) of Bowie, Maryland; daughter, Justine Ostadali (Allen) of Homeworth; one grandchild, Elizabeth Ostadali; her sister, Janice Corbi of Columbiana; and many nieces and nephews.
Violet was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Ioana Hampu; siblings, Andrew Hampu, George Hampu, and Elaine Harp, Mary Nutial; and her husband, George Jorney.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 28, 2021, at Cassaday-Turkle Christian Funeral Home, 75 S. Union Ave., Alliance OH 44601 where a Saracusta service will be held at 5:30 p.m.
Services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, March 29, 2021, at St. Nicholas Romanian Orthodox Church 1621 S. Sawburg Ave. Alliance, OH 44601 with Rev. Father Panteleimon Stanciu officiating. Interment will be at Highland Memorial Park.
The service will be live streamed on the funeral home’s website at the bottom of her obituary page.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Aultman Alliance Hospice Care, 2461 W. State St., Alliance, OH, 44601 or St. Nicholas Romanian Orthodox Church, PO Box 2052, Alliance, Ohio 44601.
Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601. Friends and family may share condolences and memories online at www.ctcfuneral.com.