Joan D. Geiger (1937 - 2014)

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SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa. - Joan D. "Joanie" Geiger, 76, of Shinglehouse, passed away at home with her loving family by her side on Thursday (Aug. 7, 2014), after a long illness.

Born Sept. 14, 1937, in Argus, she was a daughter of Charles A. and Alice B. Schwende Croissette. On April 28, 1956, in Ridge Valley, she married Ernest R. "Ernie" Geiger, who survives.

Joan was a graduate of Pennridge High School in Perkasie.

She was a member of the Ridge Valley Lutheran Church and attended the First Baptist Church in Shinglehouse. She was a member of the Upper Salfordville Volunteer Fireman's Ladies Auxiliary in Salfordville. Joan was an excellent seamstress, enjoyed crocheting and doing ceramics. She always planted a large garden. Her greatest love was her family.

Surviving, besides her husband, are a son, Rick E. (Sue) Geiger of Shinglehouse; two grandchildren, Tim E. (Jonnie) Geiger and Stacie L. Geiger, both of Shinglehouse; three great-grandchildren, Madison K. Miller, Laci M. Miller and Ayce E. Geiger; two sisters, Loretta Detweiler of Sellersville and Sandy Rosenberger of Earlington; four brothers, Marvin (Ellen) Croissette, Robert (Elaine) Croissette and Lenard (June) Croissette, all of Green Lane, and Gary (Carol) Croissette of Coopersburg; many nieces and nephews; and many dear friends, including Shirley Carr of Shinglehouse.

Joan was predeceased by her parents.

Friends may call on from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 S. Union St., Shinglehouse, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday (Aug.11, 2014) at the First Baptist Church, Shinglehouse. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Russell J. Horning, pastor, officiating. Committal services and burial will be held in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials in Joan's name may be made to the Shriner's Hospital, 148 Walden Galleria, Buffalo, NY 14225; or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. To express condolences or share a fond memory of Joan, please visit
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Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home
118 South Union St.
Shinglehouse, PA 16748
(814) 697-6570
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Published in The Olean Times Herald on Aug. 9, 2014