Obituary of Joan Claire Murphy
Joan C. Murphy, age 92 of Glen Lyon, formerly of Harveys Lake, passed away Sunday, December 16, 2018 at the Celtic Hospice Healthcare Inpatient Unit, Wilkes-Barre.
She was born in Chicago, IL on December 7, 1926 and was the daughter of the late Oswald and Dorothy Agle Ackerman.
Joan retired as a mail carrier for Harveys Lake Post Office for 23 years. She was an accomplished artist. All of her paintings of scenery, animal portraits and nature were outstanding. Joan was a kind and giving lady who always had a smile on her face and truly enjoyed life.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Charles Murphy and brother, Robert Ackerman.
Joan is survived by sons, Daniel Hanson of Harveys Lake and Marc Elgaway and his wife Pam of Reston, VA; daughter, Mary Elgaway Barrett and her husband Kevin of Nanticoke; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
A private interment will be held at the convenience of the family at Perrego Cemetery, Harveys Lake, with Pastor Val Rommel, officiating.
Visitation will be held Thursday, December 20, 2018 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home, Inc., corner of routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek.