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Joan A. Muir

Joan A. Muir, 63, of Butler, PA, passed away on October 8, 2023, at her son’s residence.

She was born on May 29, 1960, in Butler, PA, to James “Duffy” Arthur Womeldorf and the late Judith LaVonne Downing Womeldorf.

Joan graduated from A-C Valley in 1978 and then Clarion State College which is now PennWest Clarion. She was a prison guard at Butler County Prison, retiring in 2021. Joan was an excellent piano player, playing locally in bands - The New Era and Bittersweet (with her Husband). She loved listening to music and spending time with her husband, son, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, sister, nieces, father, and his wife, Gerry.

Joan is survived by Garrett (Stephanie) Muir of New Stanton, PA; two grandchildren, Sawyer Muir, and Hudson Muir; her father who affectionately called her “Chat”, James “Duffy” Arthur (Geraldine) Womeldorf of Clarion, PA; one sister Julee (Mark) Hamel of Parrish, Fl; one sister-in-law, Carol Manning of Branson, MO; four nieces, Stephanie Bullock, Lindsay Prichard, Kayla Langenkamp, and Kathy Bennett; and one nephew, Mike Gormely.

In addition to her mother, she is preceded in death by her husband, Randy William Muir, who she married on June 15, 1984, and who passed away on January 30, 2022; and one nephew, Robert Gormerly.

Friends were received on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Thompson-Miller Funeral Home, Inc., 124 East North Street, Butler, PA 16001.

All who knew Joan are encouraged to share memories and upload pictures to her unique remembrance page at

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