Joyce R. Buffington

Joyce R. Buffington, 84, of 204 Post Road, Valley View, died Thursday, May 1, 2014 at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

She was born on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1930, in Pitman, a daughter of the late Stuart P. and Irene M. Harring Knerr.

She was a 1947 graduate of the former Hegins Twp. High School.

She was employed by The Citizen-Standard Newspaper, Klinger and Stehr, Inc,, the former Buffington Funeral Home, and the Buffington-Reed Funeral Home.

She was a member of Friedens United Church of Christ, Hegins; where she was a member of the church choir, served as secretary and was a former Sunday School teacher and superintendent for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Ronald S. Knerr.

She is survived by her husband, A. Donald Buffington, to whom she was married for 67 years.

She is also survived by two sons, Scott D. Buffington and his wife Gail of Schuylkill Haven, and Blake R. Buffington and his wife Mary of Orwigsburg; a grandson, Michael Buffington of Northampton; three granddaughters, Amy Buffington of Wyomissing, Jodi Buffington-Reardon of Sinking Spring, and Julie Banks of Monroeville; a great grandson, Luke Buffington; a great granddaughter, Avery Reardon; a sister Lorraine D. Hepler of Pitman; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at Friedens United Church of Christ, Hegins, on Tuesday, May 6, with Rev. Michael C. Klahr officiating.

Burial was in Friedens Cemetery, Hegins.

Memorial contributions can be made to Friedens United Church of Christ,. P.O. Box 57, Hegins PA 17938.

Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View, was in charge of arrangements.

Condolences can be left for the family at

Funeral Home

Buffington-Reed Funeral Home
200 West Main Street Valley View, PA 17983
(570) 682-3070

Published in The News Item on May 8, 2014