Joan F. Carroll, 84, died on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018 at Penn Yan Manor.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Shuman Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Yates County, 1216 Rte. 14A, Penn Yan, N.Y. 14527; or to the Stanley-Hall-Gorham Ambulance, P.O. Box 57, Hall, N.Y. 14463.

Joan was born Nov. 15, 1933, in Penn Yan. She was the daughter of Joseph and Martha Serefine. Joan was a graduate of Penn Yan Academy. She married Claude S. Carroll and together raised their family on their farm on Voak Road, where Joan was a busy farmer’s wife.

Joan was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, and secretary of its WELCA group. Her first job outside her home and farm was tying and picking grapes for local vineyardists. Joan worked in the Marcus Whitman High School cafeteria for many years.

Joan’s hobbies included quilting, arts and crafts, and sewing. She enjoyed cooking and canning. Her kitchen was open 24/7. Joan was a soft-hearted animal lover all her life.

Joan is survived by five children, Roger Carroll, Claudia (David Hilton) Clark, David (Michele Conover) Carroll, Patti (Carl Johnson) Phillips, and Cindy (Darrin) Hill; 16 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; one sister, Lorraine “Sis” (Ron) Ledgerwood; several sisters and brothers-in-law; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Joan was predeceased by her husband, Claude S. Carroll in 1996.

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