Joan G. Guntrum

| March 7, 2019

Joan G. Guntrum, 92, of Rimersburg, PA, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at Clarview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

She was born May 13, 1926 in Rimersburg, the daughter of Claude E. and Maude B. (Shick) Boltz.

Joan was a lifelong resident of Rimersburg and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.

Throughout her life, she worked at Dunhouser 5&10, numerous grocery stores and Owens Illinois Glass; she also was the co-owner – along with her husband – of Ray’s Restaurant.

Despite her many jobs, Joan found her most important work to be that of homemaker.

Nothing brought her more joy than caring for her family and she especially loved preparing large meals for them all to enjoy.

Joan was a member of the American Legion and VFW Auxiliary, and was also an active participant at the Rimersburg Senior Center. Her favorite hobbies included gardening, working with flowers and doing word puzzles.

She will be deeply missed by her son, Dennis R. “Denny” Guntrum and wife, Karen, of Rimersburg; grandsons, Mark D. Guntrum and Randy E. Guntrum, both of Rimersburg; sister-in-law, Louise Guntrum, of Rockport, NY; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Joan was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband, Daniel Ray Guntrum, whom she married August 10, 1946 and who died in 2005; and sister, Eleanor Jean Ferguson; brother, Barry Boltz and wife, Carol; and brother-in-law, Carl Guntrum.

Family and friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 PM on Friday, March 8, 2019, at the Bauer-Hillis Funeral Home, 758 Main St., Rimersburg.

Additional visitation will be from 10 AM until the time of funeral services at 11 AM on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the funeral home, with the Rev. Robert Hranicky officiating.

Burial will be in Rimersburg Cemetery, Rimersburg, PA.

Contributions may be made in Joan’s honor to Bethel Baptist Church, 13817 State Route 68, Sligo, PA 16255

Arrangements are being handled by Bauer-Hillis Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.

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