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Joan Heath Lapp Wood

November 29, 1925 — March 6, 2020

Joan Heath Lapp Wood, 94 of Batavia, passed away peacefully March 6, 2020 at Premier Genesee. She was born in Batavia, November 29, 1925 to the late George (Ruth Halbert) Heath. She is preceded in death by husbands Carlton J. Lapp in 1970 and Dale E. Wood in 1981; sons Douglas Lapp and David Lapp.

Joan was the owner and operator of Joannie’s Pet Grooming Shop in Elba. A 1943 graduate of South Byron High School, she was a member of East Shelby Community Bible Church. Joan was a volunteer at Stephens Table in Batavia, and volunteered for the medical transport service for Office of the Aging in Batavia. She also worked as an assistant aide for over 30 years for Dr. Paul Phillips Animal Hospital in Batavia, retiring in 2005.

Surviving are her children Anne Clark of Albion; Sandra Johnson of Byron; Donald Lapp of South Bend, IN; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brother Halbert (Barbara) Heath of WI; along with several nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. A 4:00 PM Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at East Shelby Community Bible Church, 5278 E. Shelby Road, Medina, NY 14103. She will be laid to rest in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Bennington.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the church or the cemetery association. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence visit Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

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Saturday, March 28, 2020

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East Shelby Community Bible Church

5278 East Shelby Road, Medina, NY 14103

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