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Joan (Boyd) Martsolf
June 1, 1928 ~ September 27, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old
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Esther Joan Boyd Martsolf, age 95, of Butler, peacefully passed away Wednesday, September 27,2023 in the Butler Memorial Hospital.
Born June 1,1928 in Crawford County, she was the daughter of the late Leslie E. and Nora Mae Reitz Boyd.
Joan was a lifelong member of the Meridian Presbyterian Church, where she enjoyed being a leader of the Tuesday Bible Study, former choir director, former Sunday school teacher, and chaired the Prayer Chain.
After obtaining her bachelor’s degree from Slippery Rock College, she taught first grade and retired after twenty-eight and a half years teaching in the Butler Area School District.
Upon visiting her, you would see she was an avid collector of Cardinals and indoor house plants.
She is survived by her two grandsons Michael (Tracy) Martsolf, Richard (Kristen) Martsolf; great grandchildren Kathryn and Charlotte; and her sister Deborah (Philip) Simpson of Orlando, FL.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Paul W Martsolf, who passed away May 24, 1995; son Dennis P. Martsolf; two infant sisters Doris and Rebecca; sisters Lorraine Majetic and Delores Henrich.
A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, October 2, 2023, 10am, at Butler County Memorial Park and Mausoleum in the Chapel of Devotion, 380 Evans City Road, Butler, PA., with Rev. Stephen M. Franklin, her church pastor officiating. Inurnment will follow.
Memorial contributions may be made to Meridian Presbyterian Church, 4150 Highland Ave., Butler, PA 16001.
Cremation services were entrusted to the Raisley Funeral Home and Cremation Services, pc., 387 Main Street, Prospect.