Joanne R. Davenport

Joanne R. Davenport, entered this world on September 15, 1930 and went to rest on December 9, 2017. 

Joanne was the only child of the late Clyde L. and Mary V. (Freeze) Swisher.  She was born in Bloomsburg, and attended the 3rd Street School until 6th grade.  She moved to Briar Creek and attended the 2 room school house until 8th grade, and then moved on to Berwick High School graduating in 1948. 

Joanne was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Bloomsburg. She worked at Bercon Packaging for many years.  Even after retirement, she looked forward to her days assisting her daughter and son in law at Air Balancing Engineers. 

Joanne was a loving mother to 4 children; Sally, Susan, Mary and Bobby.  Joanne was an avid reader, loved sunshine and warm waters, and brought joy to all who knew her.  She always had a kind word and a smile to lend.

Her beloved daughter Susan preceded her in death in December, 2010.

Joanne will be forever remembered by her children: Sally Stout and husband Roger; Mary Rado and husband Bart A. Jr.; and Robert Davenport, Jr. and wife Marina.  Her grandchildren were the highlight of her life, and they have many fond memories of “Grammy Jo”.  AJ Hoffman and his fiancée Meredith Madish; Aimee Swafford and husband Dan; Alec Crisman; Evan Crisman; Cory Davenport and wife Haley; and Casey Davenport and companion Megan Eppley; and Caty Davenport; great grandchildren: Landen, Leanna, and Nolan; as well as step-grandchildren Bart A. Rado III and Carla Raguz.

Joanne was blessed to have many years together with her companion and best friend, Larry C. Cleaver. She was very fond of his niece Pam Bankes and her friend Pat Mills with whom she had many good times at the cabin. Joanne had a special place in her heart for them.

Family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Friday, December 15, 2017, at Heller Funeral Home, LLC, 633 East Third Street, Nescopeck, followed by a funeral service.

Donations are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

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