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Joan Marie Guenther

August 6, 1954 — July 4, 2024

Forest City, Pa.

Joan Marie Guenther, 69, formerly of Mount Carmel, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 4th, 2024 at Forest City Nursing and Rehab Center, Forest City.

She was born on August 6, 1954 to the late Joseph V. Honecker and Lorraine (Rolko) Honecker of Mount Carmel.

She graduated from Mount Carmel High School in 1972. In 1977, she married John G. Guenther at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. They traveled the United States during his Naval service, eventually welcoming a son, Jason, in Florida, and a daughter, Heather, in California.

Joan worked as a bank teller in California, and after her divorce in 1990, she moved with her children back to Pennsylvania where she would spend a 30-year cashier career in supermarkets, serving BiLo in Atlas, Radzievich Market in Elysburg, and retiring at Weis Markets in Sunbury in 2019.

After retiring to Rockwell Retirement Center, she enjoyed spending time with friends and family - especially trips to the Bloomsburg Fair, PA Renaissance Fair, and Knoebels. She also loved bingo, soap operas, and live musicals.

Surviving are her loving daughter, Heather Guenther of Archbald; son, Jason Guenther, and grandson, Landon Guenther of Marietta; brother, Joseph Honecker of Kulpmont; and a niece and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, James Honecker in 2022.

Religious services will be held on Wednesday July 17, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Francis J. Karwacki officiating at the Joseph J. Stutz, Inc. Funeral Home, 40 South Market Street Mt. Carmel, Joseph J. Stutz, III Supervisor. Interment will follow at All Saints Cemetery, Ralpho Township. A visitation will be held on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. To offer condolences to Joan’s family, please sign the guestbook at www.stutzfuneralhome.com. 

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Wednesday, April 17, 2024

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Wednesday, July 17, 2024

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Wednesday, July 17, 2024

11:45am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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172 All Saints Road, Elysburg, PA 17824

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