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.
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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.