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Joan Smith Dunbar Muisiner, 89, of Lockport, wife of the late Charles Muisiner (2016) and Richard Dunbar (1961) entered into rest on Friday, December 29, 2017 at Eastern Niagara Hospital Lockport. Joan was born on June 23, 1928 in Lockport, NY to the late Dudley and Leah Wiseman Smith.
Joan worked as a teaching aide at Gasport Elementary from 1964 to 1977. She was a member of Ridgewood Bible Church and the ICMH Aux. For many years, she volunteered at the St. Andrew's Community Store and also taught Sunday School.
Survivors include her children, Beth (Michael) Fisher of Lockport and Charles (Pamala) Dunbar of Burt; a sister, Helen Taylor and a brother, Merle Smith. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Katie Jo (Peter) Fisk, Kevin (Amy) Fisher, Amanda (Kari) McFayden, Jessica (Nathan) Malloy and Nicole (Brian) Buhr; her great-grandchildren, Ryan, Jillian, Logan, Calvin, Lucas, Harper, Lydia and Pierce; and many nieces and nephews. Joan is predeceased by her sisters, Doris Stout and Lorraine 'Tish' Gooding.
Family and friends may call on TUESDAY from 7-9 PM and on WEDNESDAY from 10 AM - 12PM at Ridgewood Bible Church, 7073 Ridge Rd., Lockport. Funeral services will be held at the church immediately following at 12 PM. Burial will take place in Mountain Ridge Cemetery in Royalton. Memorial Donations may be made to Ridgewood Bible Church or the Newfane Library.
Published on December 31, 2017
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