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Joanne M. Linn, 80, of 203 Fleming Ave., Danville, returned home on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at 10:55 p.m. while a guest at Geisinger Columbia Montour Hospice at Maria Hall, Danville.
She was born Aug. 1, 1936, in Danville, a daughter of the late Joseph E. and Anna R. (Lechner) Linn. She was raised in the second ward of Danville on Mowery Street.

Joanne was a 1956 graduate of Danville High School.
Her working days were spent in customer service at Woolworths, J.J. Newberry, Bowman's, and W.T. Grant Co., and last working in food service at Maria Joseph Manor, from which she retired.
She was a lifelong member of St. Hubert's Catholic Church and later of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
Joanne loved spending time with her family and friends, playing games, singing, visiting Knoebel's, doing puzzles, Sunday drives and other activities. In her youth she enjoyed playing at the Washies Playground. As an adult she enjoyed sharing her days telling stories with her companions at her second home, the Montour County Senior Center and her neighbors at Welsh Heights. Joanne will be remembered most for her big smile, kind heart, and her sense of humor.

She is survived by one brother and sister-in-law, Robert J. and Christine A. Linn, and one sister, Kathleen D. Davis, all of Danville.
While Joanne did not have children of her own, she was blessed to have loved and cared for an abundance of children and their spouses in her lifetime; five nieces, Beth A. Linn, Denise L. "Denny" Pisarcik, Lisa M. Linn deBarona, Gretchen A. Burkhart, Stefanie J. Davis; two nephews, Mark J. Linn and Todd M. Davis; four great-nieces, Sarah E. Sees, Analis I. Barona Linn, Gina Davis, Harper J. Burkhart; three great-nephews, Joshua M. Pisarcik, Caleb J. Pisarcik, Nathan J. Linn; and twin great-great-nieces, Claire and Emily Sees.
She was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Murry "Curly" Davis.

The family will receive friends from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, March 18, in St. Hubert's Chapel in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 18 Center St., Danville, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10, with the Rev. Ignatius Madumere, O.P. as celebrant.
Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, Elysburg, next to her beloved parents.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you remember Joanne with a contribution to support the compassionate life affirming work of the Geisinger Columbia Montour Home Hospice, 410 Glenn Ave., Bloomsburg, PA 17815.

As Joanne was a guest at Maria Hall in her final days, the family invites you to mark your calendar for the annual "Wings of Home Butterfly Release", Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, at Maria Hall. The butterfly is a symbol of life, birth, transition, healing and renewal as the caterpillar changes into a butterfly.

Arrangements have entrusted to the care of the Roat-Kriner Funeral Home, 1715 Bloom Road, Danville.
Condolence messages and photographs may be posted at www.krinerfuneralhomes.com
Published on February 28, 2017
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