Joan W. Boner|
Joan W. Boner, 81, mother and grandmother, formerly of Tamaqua, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014, at the Orwigsburg Center in Orwigsburg. She was the widow of William J. Boner, who died on Feb. 28, 2004.
A member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, of Tamaqua, Joanie was a 1951 St. Jerome High School graduate. She was active in the C.W.E.A, and owned Joanie's Ceramics Tamaqua. She and her husband had owned The Last Chance Saloon in Tamaqua.
- Born in Tamaqua, she was a daughter of the late Kenneth and Nellie (Lynn) Love.
She is survived by a daughter, Audrey J., wife of the late Thomas Milot of Brockton; sons, William K. Boner of Brockton, James P. Boner, and his companion Linda Knepper, of Coaldale, Brian T. Boner, and his wife Maria, of Nesquehoning, and Keith P. Boner, and his wife Lisa, of Tamaqua; seven grandchildren, Heather, Lori, Adrienne, Brooke, Jared, Samantha, and Matthew, and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her son, Kevin P. Boner in 1959; and a sister, Mrs. Lois Mace.
Service: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday Aug. 5, 2014, at 10 a.m. in SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 307 Pine Street Tamaqua. Interment, St. Jerome's cemetery, Tamaqua. A gathering of friends will be held Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m., and Tuesday, 8:45-9:30 a.m. in the E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 655 E. Broad St., Tamaqua.
Memorials in her name may be made to the Tamaqua Salvation Army, 105 W. Broad St., Tamaqua, PA 18252; or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Online registry and condolences may be signed at www.griffithsfuneralhomes.com
Published in Times News on Aug. 1, 2014