Joan's Story

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Joan W. "Jo" Broscious, 92, of Selinsgrove, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, at The Manor at Penn Village, Selinsgrove. She was the wife of David C. Broscious, who survives. The couple celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary in April 2017.

Joan was born on Sept. 1, 1925, in Perry County. She was the daughter of the late Edwin and Mildred (Zaring) Wallis. She was a graduate of Liverpool High School and Harrisburg Business College. She was then employed by the Liverpool Bank as a teller and later at the Newport Bank as a teller

She owned the former Reichley Flowers, Sunbury, and also with her late husband, Zink's Greenhouses, Liverpool.

Joan was a member of Sunbury Bible Church and she accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior on Jan. 5, 1975. She loved making crafts, needlework, floral arranging, playing cards, making table decorations, entertaining friends and family. She especially loved to support missionaries.

In addition to her loving husband, Joan is survived by her five children, Larry Zink of Liverpool, Elaine Dawson of Norfolk, Va., Gail Wenschlag and her husband Gary of Omaha, Neb., Michael Broscious and his wife Dee of Shinglehouse, Pa. and Matthew Broscious and his wife Janine of Jefferson, Md.; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers and a sister, Robert "Bon" Wallis of Liverpool, Marian Zeiders of Liverpool and Bruce Wallis and his wife Ruthanne of Lewisburg; many nieces and nephews, and her caregiver, Raky Craig.

Joan was preceded in death by her first husband, Ray Zink; a brother and sister-in-law, Edwin "Bud" Jr. and Twila Wallis; a sister-in-law, Blanche Wallis; and a brother-in-law, James Zeiders.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at Sunbury Bible Church, 135 Spruce Hollow Road, Northumberland (Route 11 North) followed by a time of fellowship and a luncheon. Officiating will be Pastor Mike Miller.

Memorial gifts may be made in loving memory of Joan to her church.

The George P. Garman Funeral Homes, Inc., 9366 Route 35, Mount Pleasant Mills have been entrusted with the arrangements.


When I am gone, Release me, Let me go

I have so many things to see and do.

You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears.

Be happy that we had so many years.

I gave you my love. You can only guess

How much you gave to me in happiness.

I thank you for the love you each have shown

But now it's time I traveled on alone.

So grieve a while for me if grieve you must

Then let your grief be comforted by trust.

It's only for a while that we must part

So bless the memories within your heart.

I won't be far away for life goes on.

So if you can't see or touch me, I'll be near

And if you listen with your heart, you'll hear

All of my love around you soft and clear.

And then, when you must come this way alone,

I'll greet you with a smile and "Welcome Home"
Published on September 23, 2017
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