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Joan Elizabeth Homan

AGE: 80 • Wilmington, Delaware

Joan Elizabeth Homan, age 80, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on December 7, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital.

Joan graduated from Sanford Preparatory School in the Spring of 1954. She was on a scholarship for field hockey, and she was the class "gavel girl" in her senior year. She attended classes in Munich and Parish in 1954 and 1955. Joan earned her BS in Education in 1959 from the University of Delaware and her Masters Degree from Syracuse University in 1965.

She was employed as a fourth and fifth grade teacher at Cedar Hill Elementary from September 1959 to May 1964. Afterwards, she taught at Stubbs Elementary and then at Henry Brader Elementary retiring in 1996.

Joan was president of the Board of Directors Christina Cultural Arts Center and on the Board of Directors at Sanford Preparatory School. She participated in the "Green &White Club" for inner city kids in the 1980s.

Joan is survived by her nephew Robert William (Bill) Permar and his wife Janet and their children Deanna and Anjie, and grandchildren Adam, Jacob, Jared, Bonnie, Sean, Reilly, and Molly, daughter-in-law Liz, and sons-in-law Greg, Rich and Joel; her nephew Thomas (Tom) Andrew Permar, his wife Carol and their children Jessie and Matthew; and nephew James Bradford (Brad) Permar.

Friends and family may visit from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Monday December 12, 2016 at the CHANDLER FUNERAL HOME, 2506 Concord Pike, Wilmington. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday December 13 at the Immanuel Episcopal Church, Highlands, 2400 W. 17th Street, Wilmington. Burial will follow the service at Lake Park in Swedesboro, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Ministry of Caring, 115 E. 14th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.

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Published in The News Journal from Dec. 9 to Dec. 11, 2016
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