Joan L. Givens, 85, of Lebanon Valley Brethren Home, Palmyra, formerly of Middletown, went to be with her Saviour and Lord, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, November 3, 2015.
She was the daughter of the late William and Mary Givens.
She graduated from Middletown High School, received a degree in physical education from East Stroudsburg College and a master’s degree in Bible studies from Columbia Bible College. She taught at Montrose High School, serving as a missionary in Ethiopia for four years along with teaching Bible at Camp Tapawingo, a Christian camp for 5 years, and several churches for many years. She also served for several years with missionary projects at Grace Chapel. She was a current member of Agape Fellowship in Christ Church.
She was also preceded in death by a sister Bonny Givens Morningstar, and a nephew W. Victor Morningstar.
She is survived by her niece Bonny Lee Guzzo and husband Joel and their three children; a nephew Scott Morningstar and wife Sherri and their three children; and several great-great-nieces and nephews.
A graveside service was held Friday, November 6, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Middletown Cemetery, 675 N. Spring St.,
Middletown, followed by a memorial service at 11:30 a.m. at Lebanon Valley Brethren Home - DiMatteo Worship Center, 1200 Grubb Road, Palmyra.
Kindly omit flowers. Memorial remembrances can be made in Joan’s memory to a charity of one’s choice.
The Andrew T. Scheid Funeral Home-Sullivan Home, 121 South Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17603 is honored to serve the Givens family.
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