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Joan Kravanya Bolyard CarlSeptember 6, 1928 ~ July 14, 2017 (age 88)
Joan “Grandma Jo” Kravanya Bolyard Carl, 88, of Wintersville, Ohio went to be with her Lord on Friday, July 14, 2017 at Trinity West. She was also known to many as Grandma Jo. She was very kind and generous and loved her family very much. She was born to the late John and Emilie Loos Kravanya September 6, 1928 in Wheeling, WV. Joan attended Wheeling High School and The College of Commerce of Wheeling, W. Va. She worked at the US Post Office in Rayland, Ohio, Twin City Glove Factory as manager, and was a Metropolitan Life Insurance Company agent serving the Yorkville, Tiltonsville, and Rayland areas until her retirement. Joan was preceded in death by her husband Rev. John Bolyard. They were married for 53 wonderful years and enjoyed serving their God at numerous churches throughout his ministry. Joan played the organ and lead choirs in many of the churches they served. Joan's second husband, Bernard Carl, also preceded her in death along with her infant sister Rita and son-in-law Lloyd “Gary” Millhorn. Joan founded and lead the Girl Scouts in the Yorkville and Tiltonsville area for many years. She belonged to the Eastern Star Lodge, Chapter #360. Joan is a member of Brentwood United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her daughters Dona (Harold) Rairigh and Mona Millhorn (William) Krach both of Wintersville; brother John (Gerry Ann) Kravanya of Wheeling, WV; four grandchildren Suzette (Scott) Goddard of Newark, Ohio, John (Rusty) Rairigh and Matthew Rairigh of Wintersville, Gary (Krysta) Millhorn of Richmond; eight great grandchildren Tyler (Alyssa) Faris, Kenzie Goddard, Cassandra Millhorn, Michael Millhorn, Matthew and Malaynee Rairigh, Mason and Mark Rairigh; one great great granddaughter, Alexis Faris; two step grandchildren Brock Sanders and Cortney Kavanagh. Joan also leaves many cousins. Friends may call at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, 215 Fernwood Road, Wintersville, Ohio on Monday 2-5 p.m.; where services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday with Rev. William Westling officiating. Burial at Holly Memorial Gardens.