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Joan L. (Danser) Silvis

March 2, 1948 ~ August 21, 2019 (age 71)

Joan L. (Danser) Silvis, 71, of Jeannette, died Wednesday, August 21, 2019 in Westmoreland Manor, Greensburg after a battle with Multiple Sclerosis for many years, and a more recent battle with cancer.  She was born March 2, 1948 in Greensburg, a daughter of the late William and Naomi (Ankney) Danser.  Prior to retirement she had been a waitress for 18 years at Kaufmann’s Tic Toc Restaurant, from the day it opened until the day it closed.  She was a member of Harrold Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Greensburg.  Joan is survived by her husband of 52 years, Jacob H. Silvis, III; her son, Jacob H. Silvis IV and wife Jenifer, of Greensburg; daughter, Amy J. Silvis, at home and Clelian Heights; two grandchildren, Lily Silvis and Jacob H. Silvis V; her sister, Cheryl Danser Boggs and husband Charles, of Delmont; Jay Stets-Stephensky and wife Melissa, of Wisconsin; and several nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM Sunday at the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 516 Stanton Street, Greensburg.  Additional visitation will be from 10 to 11 AM Monday in Harrold Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 671 Baltzer Meyer Pike, Greensburg, where a funeral service will immediately follow with the Rev. John M. Smaligo officiating.  Interment will follow in Harrold’s Church Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Clelian Heights, 135 Clelian Heights Ln., Greensburg, PA 15601.  The family would like to express sincere gratitude to the staff at Westmoreland Manor and Heartland Hospice.

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