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March 14, 2014

Barbara Joan Gardiner Sturtevant

Real estate agent, school director had son in Mercer

- — Barbara Joan Gardiner Sturtevant went peacefully to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 13, 2014, in Avalon Springs Nursing Center, Coolspring Township. She was 79.

She was born March 15, 1934 in Providence, R.I.

Joan lived in the New England area until she moved to western Pennsylvania in the mid-1960s. She and her family lived in Allison Park and then in Mars. She moved to Mercer in 2008 and most recently made her home at Avalon Springs in August 2013.

She graduated from Lincoln Girls School (Providence) and attended Lasell College in Newton, Mass., for interior design.

Joan was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and she was elected to the Mars Area School Board. She obtained her Realtor license and enjoyed working as a real estate agent.  She enjoyed playing cards in card club, taking drives and traveling, vacationing at the beach and bird watching. She was an avid dog lover.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Joseph and Jean Gardiner; and by her husband, John M. Sturtevant.

She is survived by her daughters, Sandra A. Antill and Susan A. Sturtevant, both Charlotte, N.C.; and a son, Bruce G. Sturtevant, and daughter-in-law, Christine R., Mercer.

A memorial service will be held at a time to be determined by the family.

The family requests that donations be made to Avalon Springs Nursing Center, 745 Greenville Road, Mercer, PA 16137.

STURTEVANT

Mrs. John M. (Barbara Joan Gardiner), 79, of Coolspring Township.

Condolences may be made at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com

Arrangements by McDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME Inc., 238 Crowe Ave., Mars, Allegheny County.

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