Joanne Harris Edwards, 85, of Frostburg, passed away on Friday, May 22, 2015, at the Frostburg Village Nursing Care Center.
Born August 6, 1929, in Frostburg, she was the daughter of the late Reese and Sarah (Harris) Bevan.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Mrs. Lawrence Skidmore, Mrs. Mary Henaghan, Mrs. Samuel Pace and Shirley Lee Bevan; five brothers, Arthur Bevan, William R. Bevan, Clifford Bevan, Chester Bevan and Leslie Bevan. She is the last surviving of her immediate family.
Joanne graduated from Beall High School in 1947 and retired from the Housekeeping Department at Frostburg State University in 1994. She was a life member of Welsh Memorial Baptist Church.
Surviving are her children, Sylvia J. Edwards, Odenton, MD; Gary L. Edwards and wife Pam, Eckhart; Mark D. Edwards and wife Tammy, Frostburg; and Donna K. Edwards, Frostburg; grandchildren, Stephanie Miller and husband Mike, Ridgeley, WV, Sarah Edwards, Glen Burnie and Justin Edwards and wife Becky, Frostburg; and great grandson, Alex Miller.
Family and friends will be received at Durst Funeral Home, 57 Frost Avenue, Frostburg, on Sunday, May 24, 2015 from 2 to 4 pm.
Funeral services will be held at Durst Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 11:00 am with Rev. Jim Jeffries officiating.
Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to the American Heart Association.