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September 5, 2019

Joan K. Lear, 72, of rural Williamsburg, went home to be with her Lord Thursday afternoon, Aug. 29, 2019, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, following a brief illness.

A funeral was held Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Grace Pointe Community Church of God, Williamsburg. Pastor James D. Spivey officiated.

Private interment was held at New Canoe Creek Cemetery, rural Hollidaysburg.

Joan was born March 18, 1947, in rural Williamsburg, daughter of the late John D. and Verna R. (Reigh) Kipe.

She married John S. Lear Dec. 11, 1965, at the Cove Forge United Methodist Church, Williamsburg.

Surviving are her beloved husband of 53 years; two daughters: Pamela J. (Stanley) Grove and Katrina K. (Rick) Weyandt, both of Williamsburg; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, John D. Lear; three brothers: Richard and twins Ronald and Donald; and a sister, Geraldine Henry.

Joan was a 1965 graduate of Williamsburg High School, and following school, worked as a packer for Boyer Candy, Altoona, Cove Shoe Factory, Martinsburg, and Westvaco, Williamsburg, where she retired as a packer and press operator, with 30 years of service.

She was a member of Grace Pointe Community Church of God, Williamsburg, where she taught Bible school and was an active member in the various women’s ministries.

Joan loved spending time with her family and her pet dog, Minnie. She also enjoyed flower gardening, hummingbirds, and cooking for family gatherings.

Memorial contributions in memory of Joan can be given to Grace Pointe Community Church of God, 815 Yellow Springs Drive, Williamsburg, PA 16693.

Arrangements by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc.,, Williamsburg.


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