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Joan E. (Dennen) Harner, 75, of Salisbury, Md., formerly of Williamsport, Pa., died on Sept. 14, 2016.

She was born Feb. 18, 1941, a daughter of the late Jerome and E. Grace Dennen, Exchange, Pa.

?Joan was a 1959 graduate of St. Cyril Academy in Danville, Pa., and a 1963 graduate of Bloomsburg University.

Joan spent a lifetime of service to others. She was a special education teacher, first with BLaST Intermediate Unit and later, Loyalsock Township School District.

She volunteered for the United Way and was a 3,000 plus hour volunteer at Divine Providence Hospital. After moving to Salisbury, she spent four days a week volunteering between The Joseph House and St. Francis de Sales' Carriage House thrift store. She was also a lifetime member of Beta Sigma Phi.?

She is survived by her two sons, David Harner, of Salisbury, Md. and Scott Harner, wife Dawn, and their children Devynn, Trista, Jake and Maxx of Berlin, Md.; a brother, Mark Dennen, wife Susan, of Cape Cod, Mass.; nieces, Shawna Seger, of Danville, Erin Dennen, South Windsor, Conn.; nephew, Patrick Dennen, wife, Yohana, and their children, Thomas and Michael, of Middlebury, Conn.

In addition to her parents, Joan was preceded in death by her brother Tom Dennen, Danville.

A visitation with the family will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at St. Francis de Sales Church, Salisbury, Md., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial from 3 to 4 p.m. and a reception from 4 to 6 p.m.

Internment will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, in St. James' Cemetery, (Fox Hollow Road) Exchange, Pa.

Donations in Joan's honor may be made to St. Cyril Academy Alumnae Assoc. c/o Joanne Stahura 1504 Poolside Drive, Hazle Twp., PA 18202?.

Family can be contacted by e-mail at David_AM7@verizon.net?.
Published on September 17, 2016
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