Joanne Marie, “Jo” to family and friends, was born May 5, 1960 in Troy, a daughter of Betty (Mingos) Ferguson and the late Nelson Boyer. She was the step-daughter of Gary Ferguson and the late Norman Haflett.
Joanne graduated from Troy High School with the class of 1978. When Jo’s children were older, she pursued studies in Psychology at Mansfield University where she received a Bachelors degree and continued towards her Masters. Blessed with a caring and giving spirit, Jo enjoyed her work in social services as long as her health permitted.
Jo loved everything about butterflies. She was a creative person and very talented in crocheting and crafting. She was one who could see the fix by looking at the problem.
Joanne was a member of the First Christian Church of Alba Disciples of Christ and also enjoyed times shared with their Women’s Sewing Circle group.
In addition to her father and step-father Norman Haflett, she was predeceased by an aunt, Evelyn Boyer.
The funeral service was held at the Alba Christian Church on Aug. 8 with Pastor Charlotte Morse officiating, followed by burial in Alba Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial in Joanne’s name to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St. Williamsport, PA 17701 or to the Alba Christian Church, P.O. Box 54 Alba, PA 16910.
Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr. in Canton is assisting the family with arrangements. Share condolences at www.pepperfuneralhomes.com