Joan E. Jones, age 83 of Blossburg, Pa., died at her residence on Oct. 30, 2018. Honoring Joan’s wishes, there will be no services. Memorial contributions may be made to the Blossburg Ambulance, 124 Hannibal St, Blossburg, Pa., and the Henry County Humane Society. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory 637 S Main St Mansfield, Pa., is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Joan E. Jones, age 83 of Blossburg, Pa., died at her residence on Oct. 30, 2018. Honoring Joan’s wishes, there will be no services. Memorial contributions may be made to the Blossburg Ambulance, 124 Hannibal St, Blossburg, Pa., and the Henry County Humane Society. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory 637 S Main St Mansfield, Pa., is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Joan was born on April 3, 1935, in Grand Rapids, Mich., a daughter of Henri and Ida (Ahlquist) Dieterman and the wife of Charles F. Jones. Married on Feb. 7, 1953, the couple celebrated over 65 years of marriage. She was a volunteer EMT for the Geneseo Illinois Fire Department and volunteered for the Humane Society in Geneseo. Joan was the Head of Occupational Therapy at Hammond Henry Hospital in Geneseo and the owner of the West Motel and Restaurant, Mansfield. Those who knew Joanie were always greeted with a smile and open arms. She welcomed everyone and anyone with a heart of love; willing to go above and beyond what was needed and always putting others before herself. She was the rock we all needed in our lives full of support and encouragement. Joanie will be deeply missed by all those who had the blessing of knowing her.

Joan is survived by her husband Charles; son Robert D. Jones of Larksville, Pa.; daughter Kristin B. (Douglas) Broughton of Blossburg, Pa.; grandchildren Kristin M. and Katelin J. Broughton; and great-grandson Conner L. Broughton. She was preceded in death by her parents.