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Friday, August 8, 2014

Joan D. “Joanie” Geiger, 76, of Shinglehouse, PA

Joan D. “Joanie” Geiger
Joan D. Geiger
“beloved wife, mother and grandmother”

Joan D. “Joanie” Geiger, 76, of Shinglehouse, PA, passed away at home with her loving family by her side on Thursday, August 7, 2014, after a long illness.

Born September 14, 1937 in Argus, PA, she was a daughter of Charles A. and Alice B. Schwende Croissette. On April 28, 1956 in Ridge Valley, she married Ernest R. “Ernie” Geiger, who survives.

Joan was a graduate of Pennridge High School in Perkasie. 

She was a member of the Ridge Valley Lutheran Church and attended the First Baptist Church in Shinglehouse. She was a member of the Upper Salfordville Volunteer Fireman’s Ladies Auxiliary in Salfordville. Joan was an excellent seamstress, enjoyed crocheting and doing ceramics. She always planted a large garden. Her greatest love was her family.

Surviving besides her husband are a son, Rick E. (Sue) Geiger of Shinglehouse; two grandchildren, Tim E. (Jonnie) Geiger and Stacie L. Geiger, both of Shinglehouse; three great-grandchildren, Madison K. Miller, Laci M. Miller, and Ayce E. Geiger; two sisters, Loretta Detweiler of Sellersville and Sandy Rosenberger of Earlington; four brothers, Marvin (Ellen) Croissette, Robert (Elaine) Croissette, and Lenard (June) Croissette, all of Green Lane, and Gary (Carol) Croissette of Coopersburg; and many nieces and nephews.

Joan was predeceased by her parents.

Friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 4 PM and 7 to 9 PM at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, PA and from 10 AM to 11 AM on Monday, August 11, 2014 at the First Baptist Church, Shinglehouse. Funeral services will follow at 11 AM with the Rev. Russell J. Horning, pastor, officiating. Committal services and burial will be held in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.

Flowers are gratefully declined.

 Memorials in Joan’s name may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital, 148 Walden Galleria, Buffalo, NY 14225 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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