Joan Athey Francis Faunda, 85, of Dillonvale, OH, formerly of Moundsville, WV, passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017, at Wheeling Hospital.
She was born September 8, 1931, on Wheeling Island, a daughter of the late Charles Athey and Laura Mae Athey Almond. She resided in Moundsville for many years, until moving to Ohio with her husband, James. Joan was a member of Evangelical Friends Church, VFW Post #437, and American Legion Post #3. She was very active in the Friends Church Food Pantry. Joan was a long time employee of The State Food Store in Moundsville, WV.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her first husband, Raymond Francis; one brother, John F. Almond and two sisters, Nancy Jean Athey Karrsch and Connie Athey.
Surviving is her loving husband of almost 20 years, James M. Faunda Sr.; ten children, Peg (Bill) Schaffer, Raymond (Jane) Francis, Debbie (Joe) Brewer, Anthony Lee (Olga) Faunda, John William (Patty) Faunda, Sharon (John) Worwa, James (Lois) Faunda Jr., James (Vicki) Faunda II, Sandra K. Haslam, and Mike Faunda II; two sisters, Judith Marie Athey Fugate and Jane Ann Amons; 20 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Family and friends will be received Tuesday, June 6, 2017 from 11 am until time of service at 1 pm, at Altmeyer Funeral Homes, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Ave., with Pastor Mark Caprino officiating. Interment will be held at Riverview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Smithfield Friends Church Food Pantry by clicking here.
Condolences may be left to the family online at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com.