Joanne C. Wilson, 84
January 05, 1936 - October 08, 2020
Joanne C. Wilson, 84, of Lancaster, passed away at home on Thursday, October 8, 2020. She was born in Lock Haven to the late Gershon and Catherine (Mihalik) Conklin. Joanne was the loving wife of the late Burton T. Wilson, and together they shared 60 years of marriage when he passed in 2018.
Joanne worked as an assembler for the Woodstream Corp. in Lititz, retiring after 26 years of service. She and her husband enjoyed traveling and visiting family in their hometowns of Renovo and Lock Haven in Clinton County. An avid sports fan, Joanne cheered for all of the Philadelphia sports teams, be it baseball, football or hockey. Her greatest enjoyment was being in the company of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Joanne is survived by three children, Burton T. Wilson, III and his wife Kellie of Lancaster, Eatha “Dede” Homsher and her husband Andy of Conestoga, and Kevin Wilson and his wife Terri of Lancaster. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, Alex, Casey, Emily, Amanda, Julia, Holly, Erika and Samantha; 9 great-grandchildren; and three siblings, Peggy Cingle and David and Marshall Conklin. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Gershon, William, Robert and Thomas Conklin.
Services will be private at the convenience of the family, and Joanne’s final resting place will be at Conestoga Memorial Park. A Celebration of Life Service will be planned and announced by the family for a date in the future when all can gather safely. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Joanne’s memory can be offered to the International Foundation for CDKL5 Research (ICFR), P O Box 926, Wadsworth, OH 44282, www.cdkl5.com.
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October 14, 2020
Joanne was a special person to Jacqui and I. She rarely missed church at Castanea when she was visiting. Also, as a yougster, I remember going to her parents home visiting her brother Marshall in the summertime. A couple times there were parties going on. It was so much more special because of Joanne and Burt comming “home” to join the get together. Oh the great memmories I have of them. Also, Joanne was so supportive of my ministry. God’s peace and comfort to all the family in their loss.
God Bless! Rick and Jacqui
October 11, 2020
Burt, Dede and Kevin:
Your mom was a sweet, sweet lady; always so pleasant. May she be at peace.
With Sincere Sympathy,
October 11, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all 🙏🏻 May she Rest In Peace ❤️
Chris & Barb Bair
October 09, 2020
Dear Dede and family of Joanne, of Mom, of Grammy, of Great Grammy,
In life, we loved you dearly, in death we love you still. In our hearts you hold a place, no one else will ever fill. ~Author Unknown
I am so sorry for your loss. She ALWAYS made me feel good, seemed to look at and find the bright side of most everything and was a joy to be around. God bless her, she will be dearly missed.