DUPKE, Joan M.

DUPKE, Joan M. (Davis), 83, formerly of Martins Ferry, OH, died Saturday, December 22, 2012, at Liza’s Place, Valley Hospice South, Wheeling, WV.

She was born November 30, 1929 in Martins Ferry a daughter of the late Reginald and Audree M. (Walters) Dupke.

Joan was a retired pre-school teacher with the First Christian Church School of Martins Ferry. She was a member of Bridgeport Chapter #452 Order of Eastern Star.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, George L. Dupke; a daughter, Christy Nabor; brothers, Reginald “Ike,” Herbert L., Russell G. and Joseph “Jodie” Davis; sisters, Lilyn D. Davis, Vivian R. Davis, and Audree I. Davis.

Surviving are her daughters, Vicki Henery of Oregon, OH and Brenda (Walter) McMinn of Canonsburg, PA; grandchildren, David Smith, Mikole Andrews, Brady Prutch, and Casey Golovko; and five great- grandchildren.

Friends will be received Monday, December 24, 2012, from 10 a.m. until noon at the Heslop Funeral Home, 415 Walnut St., Martins Ferry.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry with Rev. William O. Webster officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Belmont County Animal Rescue League.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.heslop.com.