Joanna Ruth Burnside

Joanna Ruth Burnside, 92, of Portland, N.Y., passed away unexpectedly at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Erie, Pa., early Tuesday morning with her family at her side.

She was born in Steuben, Pa., on April 27, 1925, to the late William and Bessie Stedman Ringer.

She has lived in this area most of her life. Joanna attended The Portland Grange School and had worked as a Laborer for A. Sam and Sons for many years. Prior to working there, she had worked for Huntley Mfg. in Brocton, N.Y. and at the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, N.Y. Joanna also loved collecting Mickey Mouse paraphernalia and crocheting.

She is survived by two daughters: Bonnie Johnson of Brocton, N.Y. and Raye Ann (Lonnie) Palmer of Portland, N.Y.; three grandchildren: Brian, Chad and Heather Johnson; four great-grandchildren: Bradley, Ryan, Brianna and Jenna Johnson; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by George Ringer, Neal Ringer, Naomi Bundy and Marlene Essex.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday morning at 11 a.m. from the Morse Funeral Home in Brocton, N.Y.. The Rev. Sandi Ball will officiate, Interment will follow at the Westfield Union Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. one hour prior to the beginning of the funeral service.

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