Joan F. Bodine

November 12, 2018
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Rushville- Joan F. Bodine, age 90, died on November 12, 2018.
Friends may call from 12-2 p.m. on Friday (Nov. 16) at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will follow at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rushville Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Rushville United Methodist Church, PO Box 13, Rushville, NY 14544.

Joan was born on August 15, 1928 in Geneva, NY. She was the daughter of the late John P. Sullivan and Marjorie Stape Sullivan. Joan was a graduate of the Penn Yan Academy, Class of 46. She married Melvin J. Bodine on October 18, 1953.

Joan was a member of the Women of the Moose Club Penn Yan. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting. Joan was once a model for the Bobby Lou shop in Penn Yan. Joan enjoyed working in her vineyards. She ran a fruit and vegetable stand where she readily engaged with her customers. Joan was known for her homemade pies.

Joan is survived by her husband of 65 years, Melvin J. Bodine; sons, Terry (Mary) Bodine and Steven (Janet Santee) Bodine; daughter, Brenda (Patrick) Hartman; grandchildren, Miranda (Brandon) Herod, Erin Vanderpool, John (Sara) Bodine, Stephanie Bodine, Chandra (Matt) LaDelpha, Michael Santee, Matthew Santee, Garrett Hartman and Kyle Hartman; 8 great-grandchildren; Sisters-in-law, Dorothy Smith and Marjorie Rudd; and several nieces and nephews.

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