Joan M. Hillyard, 82, of Starbrick, Pa. passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at the Warren General Hospital.
Joan was born October 24, 1931 in Elkland, Pa., a daughter of the late George and Elenore Hall. She came to Warren in 1960 and went to work a GC Murphy Co. for 32 years, retiring from there. She then went to work at Herbert Shoes in Warren for a while. Joan enjoyed gardening, crocheting, sewing, bird watching and nature in general. She loved her friends and family and will be greatly missed by them.
Joan is survived by her 4 children; Walter R. Hillyard of Nichols, S.C., Rodney (Penny) Hillyard of Jamestown, N.Y., Alan Hillyard and companion Glenn Freeburg of Tidioute, and Alice Kerper, of Warren, seven grandchildren; Steven Bouchard, Bradley Bouchard, Tim Hillyard, Misty Hillyard, Kyle Hillyard, Angel Phillips and Keprena (John) Ruby, and 4 great grandchildren, Abby , Ella, Joshua and Jacob Bouchard.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Walter H. Hillyard, a granddaughter, Ashley Reitz and a sister Delores Losey.
A celebration of life gathering will be held from 1? p.m. on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the home of her daughter, Alice, 10 Moore Dr., Warren, Pa. 16365.
The family suggests memorial donations be made to Hospice of Warren Co., or to Hospital Home Care Services, both located at 2 Crescent Dr., Warren, Pa. 16365.
The Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Youngsville will be in charge with all arrangements. Condolences to the family may be made at www.nelsonfuneralhome.