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Joanne Rockwell

Joanne Hamilton Rockwell

Friday, April 5th, 1929 - Thursday, January 23rd, 2020
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Joanne Hamilton Rockwell, 90, passed away at 7:15 PM on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at the Health Center of Green Ridge Village, Newville, PA.
Joanne, 90, a 16-year resident of Green Ridge Village Retirement Community, Newville, PA, was born in Findlay, Ohio, on April 5, 1929, a twin of Jean Hamilton. Her parents were H. Forney Hamilton and Helen (Morris) Hamilton. Joanne is survived by her husband of 65 years, Joseph, Ernst Rockwell, of whom she was very proud. Their children are Julia Lynn (Alan) Hair of Hummelstown, PA and Charles Hamilton (Beth Ann) Rockwell of Boonsboro, MD. Grandchildren are Jacob C. Rockwell (Paige Owens) and Rebecca E. (Ben) Crawshaw. Joanne was very proud of her children and grandchildren and spending family time with them was one of the delights of her life.
Joanne graduated from Findlay High School in 1947, graduated from Findlay College in 1951, and later received her master’s degree in Education from Shippensburg University. She was a teacher in schools in Vanlue, Ohio, Clear Spring, MD and Mercersburg, PA. She also taught as an Adjunct Professor for several colleges, including McDaniel University in Westminster, MD and Wilkes College in Wilkes-Barre, PA as an instructor for Performance Learning Systems, graduate courses for teachers.
Joanne and her husband lived in Mercersburg, PA for 45 years. There she was active in St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, serving as a Sunday School teacher, a member of the council and the choir. She was a member of the Women’s Club of Mercersburg, serving as its president several times. She was a Girl Scout leader and a member of the Stephen’s Ministry in the community for almost 10 years. Joanne enjoyed her retirement years with her husband and many friends at Green Ridge Village. She enjoyed traveling in the United States and abroad, visiting with her many friends and especially time spent with their children and their families.
A memorial service will be held at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 51 West Main Street, Newville, PA, on Saturday, February 1, 2020 with visitation at 10:00 a.m. and the service at 11:00 a.m. The Reverends Molly Haggerty and Michael Brendle will officiate. A Luncheon and visitation will follow at the church.
Donations may be made to Zion Lutheran Church Kitchen Fund or Green Ridge Village Fund (GRVFund), 210 Big Spring Road, Newville, PA 17241.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 1st, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, February 1st, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church
    Address
    51 West Main Street
    NEWVILLE, PA 17241
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  • Service

    Saturday, February 1st, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, February 1st, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church
    Address
    51 West Main Street
    NEWVILLE, PA 17241
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Steve Morrison

Posted at 01:29pm
Dear Friends - It broke our hearts to hear of Joanne’s passing. I want to extend our sincere condolences on behalf of the Morrison family. We loved spending time with her and Joe on their recent trips to Findlay. I told Joanne how much she reminded me of Grandma Morrison. It was like I had a chance to go back in time and visit with my beloved Grandma. I loved her very much too! Their visits hold a very special place in my heart. I’ve still been dealing with chronic foot wounds but am hopeful that someday soon I’ll be able walk as before. It amazes me that Joanne would walk from my parent’s home to yours and back! That is approx. 1.5 miles each way! She told me how she enjoyed seeing the sights of her hometown including my house on Bigelow. May the peace of the Lord be with you all! ♥
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Posted at 09:34am
With deepest sympathy, Love & Prayers The Morrison Family
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All our love, Laura and Peter Johnson

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We love and care about all of you. Joanne will remain in our hearts forever. Love, Linda Baughman, Andrew Baughman and the Chandlers (Allison)
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We pray God's presence will bring comfort at this time, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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