Joan Smith Springstead - June 6, 2017

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NEW BALTIMORE  -- Joan Smith Springstead, 85, passed away June 6, 2017 at her home.  Joan was born at Lincoln Hospital, Bronx, New York, daughter of the late Rodney and Eunice Smith.  She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church, Ravena.

     Mrs. Springstead is survived by her husband of 68 years, Mason Sr.; sons, Mason Jr. of Belair, MD and his wife Cathy and Mark of Little Falls, NJ and his late wife Sharon; grandchild, Megan Neurock and her husband Jonathan; and two great-grandchildren, Jocelyn and Malcolm of Winchester, NH.

     Joan’s favorite scripture II Corinthians Chapter 5 verses 1-10, especially verse 8, “We are willing to be absent from the body and be present with the Lord”.  She states in a note to loved ones, “I do not fear death, it is graduation and I look forward to seeing through the glass clearly to understand God fully”.

     Joan is remembered as always helping her children and husband to have a good life together enjoying all God had to offer.

     All services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.  Contributions in memory of Joan may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church, 16 Hillcrest Drive, Ravena, NY 12143.