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Joan A. Dunshie

April 27, 1924 — December 12, 2017

Joan A. Dunshie         “beloved wife, mother and grandmother”

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.---Joan A. Dunshie, 93, of Shinglehouse, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, after a short illness.

Born on April 27, 1924 in Shinglehouse, she was a daughter of Arthur B. and Ellen Bailey Maynard.  On December 21, 1940 in Sweden Valley, she married Max V. Dunshie, who survives.

Joan attended Shinglehouse High School.  She served as a township secretary for many years. She took great pride in her family and loved their gatherings at the farm home.  She was also an avid reader and was very fond of the Oswayo Valley Memorial Library.  In her younger years, she enjoyed knitting, cooking, and baking.  She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Surviving besides her husband of 77 years are two daughters, Wanda C. (Michael) Derry of Utica, N.Y. and Pat E. McCormick of Hornell, N.Y.; a son, Dale A. (Nadine Pollock) Dunshie of Warren; she was also blessed with eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren, now living in New Hampshire, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Colorado and New York; a sister, Anne Wood of St. Cloud, Florida; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Joan was predeceased by a daughter, Carla S. (Martin James) Mesler; a sister, Rhea Jean Welch; and a son-in-law, Dr. Joseph McCormick.

There will be no public visitation.  A private celebration of Joan’s life will be held at the convenience of the family.  Private graveside burial services were held in Rathbone Cemetery, Coneville with Pastor Fred Kemp of the Potter County Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, officiating.

The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks and appreciation to the staff at Cole Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit for the compassionate care given to Joan during her stay there.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Oswayo Valley Memorial Library, PO Box 188, Shinglehouse, PA 16748 or to the Shinglehouse Volunteer Ambulance Association, PO Box 98, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

Joan’s family has entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

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