Joan Ann Bolton

Joan Ann Bolton

AGE: 81 • Cedar Run

Joan Ann Bolton (nee Broome), 81, of Cedar Run, peacefully passed away Thursday, March 13, 2014, with her family at her side. She was born in Pleasantville and lived there until 1955 when she married Norman Gage Bolton and moved to Mayetta and then Cedar Run. From 1953-1955, Joan worked as a Registered Nurse in the Atlantic City Hospital. Joan was a stay at home mother until 1966 when she became a School Nurse for the Stafford Township School District. Joan worked at Oxycocus School, McKinley School and at the Intermediate School during her 25 year career, retiring in 1991. Joan was honored to receive the Teacher of the Year Award in 1991. Joan was inducted into the Stafford Township School District Hall of Fame for the 2000-2001 Educator Award. After retiring from nursing, Joan worked at WalMart and then later at Habitat for Humanity.

Joan was active in the community. Joan served as a Girl Scout Leader and worked with the Emergency Food Bank. Joan was a member of the Manahawkin United Methodist Church, Stafford Township Lady Guard-Chapter 22, and the Old Barney Amateur Radio Club.

Joan was predeceased by her husband, Norman Gage Bolton (2000); daughter, Jeanette (1965); sister, Dorothy Price; brother, Charles Broome II and sister-in-law Dorothy Broome. Joan is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Ann Schenck, son-in-law, Robert Schenck; grandson, Joseph (Jif) Fishman; and great-granddaughter, Keara Schenck. Joan was loved and will be missed by many other friends and family.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, March 17 and a service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 18 at the Thos L. Shinn Funeral Home, 10 Hillard Drive, Manahawkin. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Cedar Run. Donations in Joan's memory may be made to the Manahawkin United Methodist Church, 116 Stafford Ave., Manahawkin, NJ or WYRS Community Radio, P.O. Box 730, Manahawkin.

Funeral Home

Thos. L. Shinn Funeral Home
10 Hilliard Drive Manahawkin, NJ 08050
(609) 597-7740

Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 16, 2014