BODENHEIMER, Joann Joann Farr Bodenheimer, wife of Charles Homer Bodenheimer, went home to be with the Lord on September 2, 2007. She died at her West Ashley home with family at her bedside. She fought a courageous 10 year battle with ovarian cancer. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, September 5, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at Northbridge Baptist Church, 1160 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. The burial will follow at Riverview Memorial Gardens, Azalea Drive, North Charleston. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Tuesday, September 4, 2007 at J. HENRY STUHR, INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL. Mrs. Bodenheimer was born in Charleston, SC April 11, 1931, the daughter of Mary Olive Youngblood and Asa Boyd Farr. She was a retired Educator with over thirty years in the Charleston County School District. After retirement she continued helping students at the Learning Center in South Windemere. Joann was a graduate of Chicora High School, the College of Charleston, the University of South Carolina and the Citadel. During her years both as a teacher and as an administrator, she served as president of the following organizations: Cooper River Classroom Teachers, Saint Andrews Classroom Teachers, The Charleston County Education Association, The National Council of Teachers of English Association (local chapter), The International Reading Association (local chapter), Phi Delta Kappa (local chapter) and Mu Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa. She was a charter member of the ovarian cancer support group The Lunch Bunch. A talented pianist, she taught piano lessons and was the pianist for many years at Charleston Heights Baptist Church. She continued to play for special events at Northbridge Baptist Church and in the community up until the last year of her life. She is survived by her husband, two daughters Mrs. Ann Bell and husband David of Palm Bay, Florida; Mrs. Leah Sterbank and husband Mark of Charleston, SC; four grandchildren, Christine Parker and husband John; Michael Bell and wife Jenna; Matthew Bell and wife Danielle; and Deanne Bell; two great granddaughters Lucy Bell and Mary Bell; her sister, Mrs. Betty Rice and husband Red; her sister-in-law, Mrs. Lila Crouse, and several nieces and nephews. Flowers will be accepted at the funeral home or memorials may be made to Northbridge Baptist Church, 1160 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., Charleston, SC 29407; or the S.C. Ovarian Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 6531, Greenville, SC 29606. A memorial message may be written to the family by visiting our website, www.jhenrystuhr.com. Visit our guestbook at www.charleston.net/deaths. Published in the Charleston Post & Courier on 9/4/2007.
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