The Rev Ms. Joan M. Haner

3/5/2013

The Rev. Ms. Joan M. Haner, 80, of Fairhaven, passed away on March 5, 2013, at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River.  

The Rev. Haner graduated from Hiram College and Oberlin Seminary and was ordained in her hometown of Warren, Ohio on July 27, 1958.  Early service included positions as Director of Christian Education in Ohio and Washington, D.C., a campus ministry position at the University of South Dakota, and several years in government service at the Head Start Program, the educational phase of the War on Poverty.
 
In 1976, the Rev. Haner moved to Massachusetts where she began her career as an intentional interim minister in the United Church of Christ.  She served congregations in eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island including the Old North Church on Nantucket, the United Church of Christ in Lakeville and the Pilgrim United Church of Christ in New Bedford.
 
A time of remembrance and celebration of the life of the Rev. Joan M. Haner will be held on Sunday April 28 at 3:30 PM at Beneficent Congregational Church at 300 Weybosset Street and Chestnut Street in downtown Providence, Rhode Island. All are welcome.