Joyce Bauman, 78, of Chippewa Twp. passed away, Wednesday July 14, 2021. .
Joyce was born on February 24, 1943 to the late Charles Edward and Florence Rachel (Smith) Connor. She grew up in Beaver Falls and graduated from Beaver Falls High School, Class of 1961. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Grove City College and her Master of Education Degree from the University of Pittsburgh.
Joyce was the beloved wife of the late Albert William Bauman, III. They celebrated 51 years of marriage just prior to his passing in 2017. Both were active members of the Chippewa United Methodist Church and enjoyed playing in the bell choir together for many years.
Prior to starting her family, Joyce taught first grade at Chippewa Elementary School. From 1984-1988, she owned and operated New Friends Nursery School at the Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Chippewa Township. From 1993-2008, Joyce taught first grade in the Riverside School District.
She will be sadly missed by her daughters, Rachel (Marc) Cline, Chippewa Twp., Stephanie (Arthur) Slear, Butler, and Kathleen (Bryan) Kildoo, Sunbury, OH; her grandchildren, Alaina, Erin and Andrew Cline; Lucas, Zachary and Landon Slear and Bradley, Grant and Jonah Kildoo and her sisters, Charlene Connor and Elizabeth Fowler, Darlington Twp., and Karen (Leonard) Fritzley, Chippewa Twp. as well as her sister-in-law, Susan Bauman, South Beaver Twp.
Friends will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the HILL AND KUNSELMAN FUNERAL HOME, www.hillandkunselman.com , 3801 Fourth Ave. College Hill, Beaver Falls.
A funeral service will be held Saturday at 11:00 AM in the Chippewa United Methodist Church with Pastor Tai Courtemanche.
Interment will follow in Seceder Cemetery, Darlington Twp.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude for the kindness shown to Joyce by her friend and aide, Debbie, as well as the staff at Franciscan Manor and Kindred Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to Chippewa United Methodist Church, Music Ministry, 2545 Darlington Road, Beaver Falls, PA 15010 or Jumet Charitable Foundation, P.O. Box 144, Darlington, PA 16115
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