Joan M. Atha, 81, of Painesville, OH, passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Tripoint Hospital in Concord, OH. She was born in Clarksburg, WV, on September 22, 1937, the only child of James Herbert and Edna (Shreve) Atha.
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Although never married, Joan was very active with her family including many cousins whom still survive her including Kathy Kellison of Madison, OH, Mike and Donna Kellison and family of Geneva, OH, and Steven and Rose Sterling of Sun Valley.
Before retiring Joan worked as a Dietician and in food preparation. In recent years she made her home at Kindred Transitional Care, where she was very active and social. While there she served as President of the Resident’s Council, enjoyed arts and crafts, would deliver mail to the other residents, and put together articles for the community bulletin. She was a very avid reader, having collected more than 300 books over the years. Joan also loved genealogy and studying about her family and extended family. She spent a lot of time researching her family history and even compiled many books of their ancestry.