December 11, 2019
Joanne Karolyn Wagner Welch Went to be with the lord on December 11, 2019. Joanne was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to her father Thomas Francis Wagner and her mother Johanna E. Sauter for whom she was named. She is predeceased by her parents, her two siblings, William H. Wagner, Kathryn Eleanor Wagner Heffner and her beloved husband William Adams Welch. Joanne is survived by her loving niece Josephine (James) Hoy, her nephews Thomas, William, and Anthony Wagner and many great nieces and nephews. She will also be dearly missed by her departed husband Bill’s children and extended family. Many friends have enriched Joanne’s life and grieve her loss. Joanne leaves behind her darling pet Abbigail with Bill’s daughter and Joanne’s treasured friends, Barbara and Robert. Joanne was admired as a woman ahead of her time. She graduated from John W. Hallahan High School, Villanova University, St. Joseph’s nursing school, and the University of Pennsylvania where she obtained her master’s degree. She was particularly proud to be a published author of a medical textbook. During her career Joanne worked for Frankfurt Hospital, Burdette Tomlin, Roxborough Memorial, and was the Director of Nursing for St. Christopher’s Children’s hospital. After Joanne married Bill she retired and they resided in Mount Laurel, New Jersey spending as much of her summers as possible at the New Jersey shore. Joanne was a passionate supporter of animals, an ardent Republican, and a devout member of her church - Our Lady of Good Counsel - where she attended mass regularly. For as long as she could, Joanne stayed an active member of many groups and clubs including her Bridge Club, the Women’s Club of Moorestown, the Navy League, the American Legion Auxiliary, and the Cannstatter German Club in Philadelphia. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing December 14, 2019, 9:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M. at Lewis Funeral Home 78 E. Main Street, Moorestown, NJ. Mass of Christian burial to follow at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church at 10:30 A.M. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 3301 Cheltenham Ave, Philadelphia PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Burlington County Animal Shelter, 35 Academy Rd., Westampton, NJ 08060.
Joanne Karolyn Wagner Welch Went to be with the lord on December 11, 2019. Joanne was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to her father Thomas Francis Wagner and her mother Johanna E. Sauter for whom she was named. She is... View Obituary & Service Information
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