Obit: Joanne E. Harner

Joanne E. Harner, 81, of Williamsport, died Monday, May 15, 2017, at UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport. She was preceded in death by her husband Donald Jack Harner "Shorty" on July 5, 2013.

Born August 14, 1935, in Williamsport she was a daughter of the late Joseph W. and Elizabeth R. (Brenholtz) Bower.

Joanne was a 1953 graduate of Williamsport High School. She had worked as a bookeeper at the former Northern Central Bank and Williamsport National Bank, and she retired from Jersey Shore State Bank. She was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, attending the hootenannies and bluegrass festivals and traveling to Yellowstone National Park.

Surviving are two sisters, Barbara L. Munsell (Daniel), of Williamsport and Rebecca A. Jean, of Duboistown; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews; six step-children, Michael, Ralph, and Robert Harner, Sherry Jones, Jackie Young and Jeanne Harner; and many step-grandchildren. 
 
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy J. Slater; and brother-in-law, Lewis S. Jean.

Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at Knight-Confer Funeral Home 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport followed by a memorial service to honor Joanne’s life at 2 pmwith The Rev. A. Elisabeth Aurand officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville.

Memorial donations in Joanne’s name may be made to St. Luke Lutheran Church, 1400 Market St., Williamsport, PA 17701 or North Central Sight Services, 2121 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.
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