Joan L. Knepp

May 1, 1931 ~ September 15, 2021 (age 90)


Joan L. Knepp, 90, formerly of Lewistown, passed away Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at Providence Place Senior Living of Chambersburg.

Born May 1, 1931, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Donald Burke and Inez Pearl (Gross) Eberts.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by; husband, Mark W. Knepp, whom she married July 2, 1949; and a sister, Barbara Ann Mowery.

She is survived by; a daughter, Vicki K. Glover and husband Mike, of Chambersburg; two grandchildren, Kathryn L. Cessna, and Evan M. Glover; two great-grandchildren, Samuel C. Cessna and Margaret L. Cessna.

Joan was a Lewistown High School graduate, Class of 1949.

She was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority; a member of the Lewistown Chapter of Order of the Eastern Star, and a member of the Women of the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church of America).

Joan sometimes worked part-time at Dank’s Department store and did seasonal work for Deihl’s Florist. She was a member of the Lewistown Hospital Auxiliary and worked at the hospital gift shop.

She was very active in her church and enjoyed getting together and spending time with her lifelong friends “The Girls”.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, September 25, 2021, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 120 N Main St, Lewistown, PA 17044, with Rev. Allen Hulslander and Rev. Charles Harshberger officiating, and special services will be held by the Order of the Eastern Star.

Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family in Juniata Memorial Park.

Arrangements are under the care of Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Homes, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Joan’s memory can be made to: St. John’s Lutheran Church, Roof Fund, 120 N. Main St., Lewistown, or a charity of one’s choice.

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Memorial Service
September 25, 2021

1:30 PM
Evangelical Lutheran Church
201 East Logan Street
Reedsville, PA 17084

Private Interment

Juniata Memorial Park
9010 U.S. Hwy 522 South
Lewistown, PA 17044


St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
120 N. Main St., Lewistown PA 17044

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