Joan F. Bracken
On Saturday morning, July 30, 2016, God called another angel home when Joan F. Bracken, 68, of Philipsburg, died suddenly at home.
She was born on April 18, 1948, in Philipsburg, a daughter of the late David F. and Tressa K. (Contadelucci) Lewis.
On June 24, 1966, in Cumberland, Maryland, she married Ronald J. Bracken, who survives at home. She was his true North, the light of his life, his soul mate.
Joan is also survived by a daughter, Janine K. Barony and her husband, Jim, of Warriors Mark; two granddaughters, Kayla Rae and Kylie Jo Barony, both of Tyrone; one sister, Jean Schwiderske and her husband, Dan, of Allport; two brothers, David Lewis, of Curwensville and Charles Lewis, of Topeka, Kansas; four nephews: Paul Schwiderske, of Forest, Ryan Schwiderske, of Allport, Thomas Earhart and Adam Lewis, both of Philipsburg; two nieces, Jill Wayland, of Philipsburg and Rene Brown, of Topeka, Kansas; and one great-nephew, Tanner Schwiderske, of Allport. She loved them all beyond measure.
Joan was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Eleanor Earhart; three nephews: Steven Earhart, Michael Lewis and Anthony Lewis; and one niece, Heather Lewis.
A 1966 graduate of Philipsburg – Osceola High School, Joan spent her working years as an insurance broker; first for the Wayne Kelly Agency in Philipsburg and later for Helmbold & Stewart Agency in Philipsburg and Clearfield. She made countless friends during her career and took great pride in doing her job well.
Joan was a member of the New Life Center Church in Philipsburg, where she treasured each Sunday morning when she joined her church family for the service.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 11:00 am at the New Life Center, 111 S. 2nd. Street, Philipsburg, with Rev. John T. Dill, Officiating.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, August 2, 2016, from 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm at the Beezer-Heath Funeral Home, 719 E. Spruce Street, Philipsburg; and on Wednesday, August 3, 2016, at the New Life Center, from 10:00 am until the time of the funeral service.
Interment will be in Philipsburg Cemetery, Philipsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made in Joan’s memory to the New Life Center, P.O. Box 57, Philipsburg, PA 16866.
Online condolences may be submitted at www.beezerheathfh.com