Joan H. Bither

April 26, 1928
- October 16, 2003

DOVER-FOXCROFT AND MILO - Joan H. Bither died of cancer Thursday, October 16, 2003, at the Hibbard Nursing Home in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine. She died peacefully with her husband and two of her three children at her side. She was born April 26, 1928 in Brockton, Ma, the daughter of Willis Harvey and Minnie (Engle) Harvey.
She attended elementary schools in Brockton, Ma. and secondary school at Northfield School for Girls in Northfield, Ma. She graduated with several honors from the University of Maine at Orono, Me.
Joan is survived by her husband of 55 years, Roy A. Bither of Milo; her brother Robert Harvey of Mt. Joy, Pa.; a daughter Susan B. Johnston of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a son Col. Mark H. Bither of West Point, N.Y.; a son David S. Bither of Santa Rosa, Ca.; granddaughters Sarah and Corey; grandsons Patrick and Mathew; and surrogate grandchildren David, Nicole, and Christine Jaubowski.
Joan was active in many social, civic, and business affairs during her lifetime in Maine and Massachusetts. Joan favored a simple cremation. There will be no calling hours. There are tentative plans for a memorial service in Vinalhaven, Maine for family and friends at a time to be announced in late spring or early summer.

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