Joan T. Dinsmore, 79, of Williamsburg and formerly of Chagrin Falls, OH and Nantucket, Mass., passed away Nov. 8. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Peter Prentner, and by her second husband, James Dinsmore, as well as her grandson, Caleb Santa Maria.
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A loving mother and grandmother, Joan was always very devoted to her family. She was a member of the Herb Society and the Great Discussions Group.
Joan is survived by her son, Peter G. Prentner and his wife, Debbie; son, Charlie Prentner and his wife, Donna; daughter, Eliza J. Hull and her husband, Jason; and ten grandchildren: Caitlin, Peter, Danny, Phoebe, Brianna, Kaylee, Sam, Charlie, Ben, and Jack. She is also survived by a sister, Mary Perkins.
Memorial contributions may be made to Avalon: A Center for Women and Children, 312 Waller Mill Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185. Online condolences may be expressed at www.nelsencares.com and www.vagazette.com .
Published in Virginia Gazette from Nov. 10 to Dec. 9, 2012