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Lightstreet United Methodist Church
Saturday June 12th, 2021
10:00am - 11:00am

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Lightstreet United Methodist Church
Saturday June 12th, 2021

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Joan Kile

Joan (Appleman) Kile, age 90, of 20 Lee Street, Bloomsburg (Lightstreet), went home to be with her Lord at the Emmanuel Center for Nursing in Danville on Sunday evening, May 30, 2021.  She will always be remembered for her positive attitude and smile.

Born in Lightstreet on August 27, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Phoebe (Yorks) Appleman. She graduated from the former Scott High School and went on to earn her BS/RN in nursing from Syracuse University.

Joan was first employed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Montana, before moving back to Bloomsburg where she was a Public Health Nurse. She later became the school nurse for the Bloomsburg School District, where she worked for 30 years until she retired in 1990. During this period, she also taught nursing classes at Bloomsburg State College.

She was a lifelong member of the Lightstreet United Methodist Church. She also belonged to the Lightstreet Garden Club and volunteered at the Bloomsburg Hospital as a chaplain.

Joan spent many summers in Canada and winters in Florida.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Willard H. “Bill” Kile, Sr., on February 13, 2019 and a brother, Arthur Appleman.

Joan is survived by her son, Dr. Willard H. “Bill” Kile, Jr., and his wife Margo of Bloomsburg; a granddaughter, Dr. Hope Kile, Rochester, New York, a sister, Nancy (Appleman) Diehl of Millville and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 12, 2021, at 11 a. m. in the Lightstreet United Methodist Church, 1640 Main Street, Lightstreet, with her pastors, Rev. Dr. Jennifer Parks-Snyder and Rev. Ronald S. French officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Lightstreet “Highland” Cemetery. The family will greet friends at the Church from 10-11 a. m.

Flowers will be provided by the family. Memorial gifts may be sent to the Memorial Fund of the Lightstreet United Methodist Church, 1640 Main St., Bloomsburg, PA 17815.

The family would like to thank the staff of Nazareth and Emmanuel facilities at the Maria Joseph Manor in Danville for the great care they provided for Joan.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market St., Bloomsburg.

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I'm sending my sincere Sympathy for the loss of your mother. Janet and I knew your mother and father for many years and shared many good times in Canada, Florida and here at home. I miss them both and know the grief you are feeling. I pray that the wonderful memories you have will soon ease your grief.
Always a friend, Barry

Baron B Weeks Jun 10 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Joan Kile

Karleen Smith Jun 4 2021 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother, Joan. I worked with your mother at the Bloomsburg Middle School. She was wonderful with our Middle School students. After my husband and I vacationed in the Thousand Island area of Canada, she shared her love for the area and her stories about her own Island there. I fondly remember many conversations with her in the faculty lounge at BMS. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time of great loss. RiP, Joan.

Sandra Brando Jun 3 2021 12:00 AM

Dr. Kile,

So sorry to read about the loss of your mother. May God be with you and your family at this time.

(Mary) Madeline Foshay

Madeline Foshay Jun 1 2021 12:00 AM

Dr. Grasley & I send our deepest Sympathy in the loss of your Mother. I remember her as always ready to share a smile. May the memories you shared warm your heart and soul .
Dr. & Mrs. Randall Grasley

Dr. Randall L. & Mrs. Grasley Jun 1 2021 12:00 AM

Dr.Kile: Very sad to hear of the passing of your mother.She was the Nurse for all the students of The Bloomsburg School district.Whether it be a band - aid or a ice pack she was our mother at school.She was a kind ,caring lady who was always smiling.She made all of us better for knowing her.She will be missed.God Bless.

Larry Kressler- Fernville Jun 1 2021 12:00 AM