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Joan K. (Kipe) Lear

March 18, 1947 ~ August 29, 2019 (age 72)
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Joan K. Lear

March 18, 1947     August 29, 2019

     Joan K. Lear, 72, rural Williamsburg, went home to be with her Lord, Thursday afternoon, August 29, 2019, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, following a brief illness.

     She was born in rural Williamsburg, daughter of the late John D. and Verna R. (Reigh) Kipe.  On December 11, 1965, she married John S. Lear at the Cove Forge United Methodist Church, Williamsburg.

     Surviving are her beloved husband of 53 years; two daughters: Pamela J. (Stanley) Grove and Katrina K. (Rick) Weyandt, both of Williamsburg; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

     She was preceded in death by a son, John D. Lear; three brothers:  Richard, and twins, Ronald and Donald, and a sister, Geraldine Henry.

     Joan was a 1965 graduate of Williamsburg High School, and following school, worked as a packer for Boyer Candy, Altoona, Cove Shoe Factory, Martinsburg, and then Westvaco, Williamsburg, where she retired as a packer and press operator, with 30 years of service.

     She was a member of Grace Pointe Community Church of God, Williamsburg where she taught Bible school and was an active member in the various women’s ministries.

     Joan loved spending time with her family and her pet dog, Minnie. She also enjoyed flower gardening, hummingbirds, and cooking for family gatherings.

     Friends will be received from 5 to 8 pm, Monday, September 2, 2019, at John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Williamsburg, and from 10 until the 11 am funeral service, Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at Grace Pointe Community Church of God, Williamsburg, Pastor James D. Spivey officiating. Private interment will be held at New Canoe Creek Cemetery, rural Hollidaysburg.

     Memorial contributions in memory of Joan can be given to Grace Pointe Community Church of God, 815 Yellow Springs Dr., Williamsburg, PA 16693.




Donations may be made to:

Grace Pointe Community Church
815 Yellow Springs Rd, Williamsburg PA 16693
Tel: 1-814-832-2211

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