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Joan Carolyn Ballantyne

Joan Carolyn Ballantyne Obituary

Joan Carolyn Ballantyne, 89, of West Chester, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, Sept. 8. She was the wife of William (Bill) Ballantyne. The couple was married on July 3, 1954.

Born in Dunmore, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Ann Metacavitch Bubness. She was a graduate of Dunmore High School class of 1948 and the Lackawanna Business College and worked as an accountant in the Scranton area before her retirement.

In addition to her husband, William Ballantyne, she is survived by sons, Mark, Jeffrey and Todd; daughter-in-law, Claire; granddaughter, Elise; daughter-in-law, Dorothy; grandson, Joseph. She is also survived by sister, Nancy O'Connell and brother-in-law, Joseph O'Connell, of Jupiter, Florida; nephew, Kevin O'Connell, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and nephew, Brian Sanford, of Dunmore, Pennsylvania. She was preceded in death by her sister, Marilyn Sanford; brother-in-law, Philip Sanford; and niece, Karen O'Connell-Wells.

Joan loved spending time with family and friends, especially holiday celebrations, where she showed off her love of cooking and baking, always making every holiday special. She also enjoyed playing bridge with her husband and friends, which began in the 1970s while living in South Windsor, Connecticut, and most recently at the West Chester, Pennsylvania senior center. More than anything, she enjoyed her grandchildren, Elise and Joseph - and on the days that were challenging for her, the kids made her laugh, smile and always feel better.

Joan especially enjoyed two cross country trips with husband, Bill. The first was to the southwestern U.S. and the second was to the pacific northwest and western Canada. They drove more than 12,000 miles. Vacation trips with the three boys to Point Sebago, Maine in the seventies were a joy, and many trips to Myrtle Beach were a special treat.

The Rev. Stephen A. Asomah of Our Lady of the Snows Church held a blessing service on Friday, Sept. 11 at 1 p.m. at the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit. Interment was at the Dunmore Cemetery, 400 Church St., Dunmore, Pa.

Donations may be made to the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind. The web address is pablind.org.


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