Joanne E. Scolton

Joanne E. Scolton, 64, of 6015 Button Valley Road, Panama, N.Y., passed away at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, in WCA Hospital.

A lifelong area resident, she was born Nov. 28, 1948, in Jamestown, N.Y., a daughter of the late John L. and Edna Mae Davenport Harriger.

Joanne was a 1966 graduate of Panama Central School and attended Jamestown Community College and the State University of New York at Geneseo.

Before her retirement, she was employed as a para-professional for the Jamestown Public School system, working at C.C. Ring Elementary School for 25 years. In earlier years she had worked for the Ashville Head Start Program and also for the Chautauqua County Highway Department.

She was currently a member of the Panama United Methodist Church and previously was a member of the Ashville United Methodist Church.

She will be remembered as a loving, caring and de-voted wife, mother, grand-mother and sister who loved spending time with her family.

Surviving are her husband, Bruce S. Scolton, whom she married Feb. 19, 1971; a daughter, Krista L. (Stephen) Odell of Panama; a son, Eric R. (Jennifer) Scolton of Charlotte, N.C.; four grandchildren: Natalie M. Odell and Lillian E. Odell, both of Panama, Danielle L. Scolton and Jackson M. Scolton, both of Charlotte; three sisters: Shirley M. (John) Hayward of Ashville, N.Y., Ruth A. (Joseph) Adams of Columbia, S.C., and Margaret Harriger of Woodbridge, Va.; a brother, Donald L. (Arvina) Harriger; her nieces and nephews: Jeffrey T. (Theresa) Adams, Jason T. (Christina) Adams, Julie K. Garvey, Alan J. Hayward, Douglas S. (Eloisa) Hayward, Janine M. (Matthew) Johns, Michael J. (Rochelle) Harriger, Jennifer A. (Gavin) Jones; and 13 great-nieces and great-nephews.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Panama United Methodist Church. The Rev. Steven Taylor, pastor will officiate. Burial will be in the Panama Union Cemetery.

Friends will be received from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Friday in the Lind Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Panama United Methodist Church, 12 E. Main St., Panama, NY 14767.

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