Mary “Joan” Bonner Wolfe, 93, of Wake Forest, North Carolina, formerly of Metropolis, died Monday, June 22, 2020.

Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Metropolis with Father Michael Mujule officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Paducah, Kentucky.

Joan was a graduate of St. Mary’s Academy of Paducah and retired from the Metropolis City Water and Light Departments. She was a member of the American Quilters Guild and a parishioner of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Metropolis.

Joan is survived by one son, Marvin C. Wolfe and wife Jeanne of Frankfort, Kentucky; two daughters, Betty McGrannahan and husband Buster of Lexington, Kentucky and Lisa Ann Ward and husband Kendall of Wake Forest; seven grandchildren, Michelle C. Wolfe, Brian McGrannahan (Katee), Stuart McGrannahan (Rebecca), Mitchell R. Ward, Jackson A. Ward, Adam K. Ward and Mary Elizabeth Ward; and one great-granddaughter, Elsie McGrannahan.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 50 years, Marvin C. Wolfe; brother, Courtney Bonner Jr. and sister, Margery Smith.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be given in Joan’s name to St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 315 E. 3rd Street, Metropolis, IL 62960, or Parkinson’s Foundation 200 SE 1st Street Suite 800, Miami, FL, 33131 or at Online condolences may be left at

Arrangements have been entrusted to Miller-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home.

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