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Joan E. Ament, 83, formerly Whitehall, PA, Blythewood, SC, and Lehigh Acres, FL, died peacefully on March 15, 2021 at Gracedale Nursing Home, Upper Nazareth Twp. She was the wife of the late Andrew Ament, who died in 1993.

Joan was born in Brooklyn, NY, to the late Adam and Elizabeth (Otto) Becker. She was a graduate of Teaneck High School in New Jersey. Joan worked at Hess’s warehouse in Whitehall. She was a member of the former St. Peter RC Church in Coplay, St. Theresa Catholic Church in South Carolina, and St. Raphael Catholic Church in Florida. Joan loved dancing at the American Legion, VFW Post 4174, and the Senior Center in Lehigh Acres, FL.

Joan is survived by their children Steven A. Ament and wife Julie from Port St. Lucie, FL, Thomas R. Ament and wife Amy from Nazareth, PA, and Susan M. Ament and her husband Glenn Farnsworth from Ashland, OH . Brother Robert Becker and wife Karen from Bogota, NJ; Sister Mary Simpson and husband Gary of Lehigh Acres, FL; 8 grandchildren, Nichole Ament and her husband Alan Grym, Andrew Ament, Brian Ament, Natalie Ament, Sean Ament, Luke Ament, Jonathan Bright and Tori Osborne; and 4 great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to call Schmidt Funeral Home, 407 Belvidere St., Nazareth on Friday, March 19, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. A Christian burial mass will follow at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Church, 410 W. Center Street, Nazareth. The funeral will take place privately at Fairfield Cemetery in Winnsboro, South Carolina. Social distancing is observed and we require that face covering be worn at the funeral home and church.

Instead of flowers, monuments in Joan’s name can be sent to the Friends of Gracedale Foundation, PO Box 138, Nazareth, PA 18064.

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