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In Memory

Joyce Connor (Bauman)

Joyce Connor (Bauman)

   Joyce (Connor) Bauman

Joyce (Connor) Bauman, 78, of Chippewa Township, passed away on Wednesday, July 14, 2021.     
Joyce was born on Wednesday, 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, 60 years ago in 1961. Joyce received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Grove City College and her Master of Education Degree from the University of Pittsburgh.
Joyce is the beloved wife of the late Albert William Bauman, III.  Bill and Joyce celebrated 51 years of marriage just prior to his passing in 2017. They were active members of the Chippewa United Methodist Church and enjoyed playing together in the bell choir for many years.
Prior to starting a family, Joyce taught first grade at Chippewa Elementary School from 1984 to 1988. She owned and operated the New Friends Nursery School at the Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Chippewa Township. Joyce taught first grade in the Riverside School District from 1993 to 2008.
Joyce will be sadly missed by her daughters, Rachel (Marc) Cline, Chippewa Township., 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 Township, and Karen (Leonard) Fritzley, Chippewa Township as well as her sister-in-law, Susan Bauman, South Beaver Township.
Friends will be received on Friday, July 17 from 2 to 4 P.M. 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 on Saturday, July 18 at 11:00 AM in the Chippewa United Methodist Church with Pastor Tai Courtemanche officiating.
Interment will follow in Seceder Cemetery, Darlington Township.
The family wishes to extend its 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.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Joyce (Connor) Bauman, please visit the floral store. 

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 16, 2021, from  2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Funeral Home (Chapel A)3801,4th Avenue
Beaver Falls, Pa 15010.

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07/15/21 09:40 AM #2    

Betty Bassett (Metcalfe)

Joyce was my best friend.  We grew up in Chippewa and attended school together from Grade 1 through graduation from Grove City College in 1965.  We kept in touch and visited when I returned to the Beaver Falls area.  I remember one time she joined my family for a summer vacation in Canada and we both took our SAT test in Toronto.  She disliked Canada and I loved it so much I moved there in 1974. I will miss her very much and wish her family many happy memories. 


07/15/21 01:23 PM #3    

Bernie Pokropski (Cymbor)

Joyce was a wonderful person and it saddens me to hear of her death.  My condolences to her family.  Bernie Pokropski Cymbor

07/15/21 06:42 PM #4    

Martha Dean (Hoegle)

Joyce was a very special clasmate and I am saddened to learn of her death.  We both were in the clarinet section of the Beaver Falls High School band and we shared a lot of special times together.  My sympathy to her family and friends.

07/15/21 09:26 PM #5    

Martha Hosack (Gurdin)

A dear, dear friend has left us. I am another of her Chippewa friends going back as far as first grade. I was fortunate enough to have lunch with Joyce and her daughter Rachel the afternoon before our reunion in 2019. Her memory was a little fuzzy but she was able to go through photo albums from elementary school and high school, recognize many people and share anecdotes about them. She will be sadly missed.


07/16/21 01:09 PM #6    

Joseph Betters

Our condolences to her family and close friends. 

07/16/21 01:50 PM #7    

Connie Wardman

Joyce was a wonderful friendand an excellent clarinet player! We all have special meories of our friends but for me, it was a time when she and I were at one of the regional band festivals and a very handsome (and rather shy) clarinet player named Bill Bauman struck up a conversation with her.  Joyce was a little flustered by his attention and wanted to know if I thought he was interested in her.  And since it was truly obvious to see, without the aid of wrapping my head in aluminum foil, I gave my first "psychic" prediction - "Yes, Joyce, he's really interested in you."  And some years later, my daughter, Christine was the flower girl at their wedding.

Dear sweet Joyce, I'm so happy that you've now joined the love of your life, Bill and I'm sure you've making lots of wonderful music in Heaven!  With lots of love!


07/16/21 02:11 PM #8    

Thomas Courtice

I wasn't a Chippewa classmate and I didn't play in the woodwind section of the band, but I did hold Joyce in the highest regard and considered her a good friend throughout out high school years.  Connie Wardman's side story here added wonderful context.  All expressions of condolence and genuine sympathy to her family.

07/17/21 08:25 PM #9    

Joan Vasas (Verner)

I didn't know Joyce in high school, but I loved Connie Wardman's special story about how Joyce met Bill.  A colorful little story that brings her to life.  I do remember her playing in the band, and Beaver Falls had a really terrific band.  I always looked forward to half time shows at the fottball games.  The shows were always outstanding with great music.  My smpathy to Joyce and her family. 

07/25/21 06:59 PM #10    

Melanie Duncan (Hirt)

I was so sorry to hear of Joyce's passing.  She and Bill were dear friends.  I will always remember her smile, laughter and good times. We send our sympathy to her family.  Melanie Duncan Hirt 

07/26/21 02:28 PM #11    

Alice Jean Luciania (Stewart)

So sorry to hear about Joyce. Deep sympathy to family and friends.

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