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Joan Scranton

September 7, 1933 ~ June 20, 2019 (age 85)

                Joan Scranton, 85, of Mount Joy, passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Mineola, NY, she was the daughter of the late Donald and Ellen (Grundon) Rudolph. Joan was the wife of the late Raymond C. Scranton who passed away in 1988.

                Joan was a CNA at Briarwood Care. A caretaker to all, she was a foster parent to 35 children. An avid reader, Joan enjoyed shopping, word search puzzles and watching Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. Joan also collected dolls and loved coloring with everyone.

                Joan is survived by six children, Deborah Bartkus of Elizabethtown, John Scranton, husband of Eileen of Old Bridge, NJ, Patricia Pierce of Howell, NJ, Mary Preston, wife of Douglas of Mount Joy, Elaine Farney, wife of James of Port Monmouth, NJ and Jessica Varacalli, wife of Patrick of Manahawkin, NJ. Also surviving are twentyfour grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

                She was preceded in death by two grandsons, Jeff Zmigrodski & Kevin Anthony Farney.

                A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Mary Mother of the Church, 625 Union School Road, Mount Joy on Monday, June 24, 2019 at 11 AM. Family and friends will be received at the Sheetz Funeral Home, Inc., 16 East Main Street, Mount Joy on Sunday, June 23 from 4 PM to 6 PM and again on Monday at the church before mass from 10 AM to 11 AM. Interment will follow at St. Joseph New Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mary Mother of the Church Parish, Life Teen, 625 Union School Road, Mount Joy, PA 17552. 

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