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Updated: 03/12/2014 08:00:03AM

Joan N. Boyette

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Joan N. Boyette, 94, of Sarasota, Fla., and formerly of Arcadia, Fla., and Bradenton, Fla., passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014.

She was born in Boaz, Ala., to John H. and Angela Brazwell Wilson.

Joan was a former bus driver who loved all of the kids who rode her bus. She worked as a nurse for the former G. Pierce Wood Memorial Hospital for many years. Joan enjoyed fishing, caring for the sick, and spending time with her family. Joan was a Past Worthy Matron of the Order of Eastern Star in Arcadia. She loved her Lord and Savior, and was a member of the Assembly of God in Bradenton.

Joan is survived by her son, W. Lee (Susan) Boyette of Sarasota; brother, Jessie L. Wilson of Georgia, grandchildren, Courtney Boyette and H.L. (Denise) Boyette; nieces, Gloria, Robbie, Fran, Jan, Faye, Ann, Angela and Sonya; and nephews, Bill Wilson, L.P. Stallings and James Stallings. She was preceded in death by her parents; and sisters, Cora Boatwright, Arleatha Kimberly and Lola Stallings.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the graveside service at 11 a.m. Friday, March 14, 2014, at Oak Hill Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at

Arrangements are Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home, Arcadia.

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