Joanne D. Mellinger, 84
October 02, 2020
Joanne D. Mellinger, 84, of Ronks, passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family on Friday, October 2, 2020. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Morris G. and Elizabeth (Baker) Peffley. She recently celebrated her 64th wedding anniversary with the love of her life, Allen B. Mellinger.
Joanne dedicated her life to her faith and her family. She will be remembered for the many roles she held in the church including being a Deacon, teaching Sunday school and helping in the kitchen for funerals and baking the communion bread. She was also on the Strasburg Township planning commission. She enjoyed traveling to Europe and traveling throughout the United States including the Mid-West and New England. She even drove an RV to Alaska twice. Making memories with her family is something she greatly treasured including birdwatching, singing with her grandchildren and sharing memories of the family farmstead.
Her love will live on in her husband, Allen, children; Allen B. Mellinger Jr., husband of Susan (Russell) of Lancaster, Abigail E. Frank, wife of Edward of Lancaster, Andrew M. Mellinger, husband of Mary (Williard) of Ronks, and Alisa D. Sholly wife of Jeffrey of Lititz, brothers; Robert Peffley, husband of the late Gloria of Millersburg and her twin, Joe Peffley, husband of Judi of Lancaster and sisters-in-law; Arlene Peffley and Liz Peffley, 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in passing by her parents, and siblings; George Peffley, John Peffley and Shirley Stauffer.
A graveside service will be held at Strasburg Mennonite Cemetery, Village Rd., Strasburg on Monday, October 5, 2020 at 11AM. Friends are invited to gather from 10-11AM. Due to the current epidemic please be mindful of social distancing and wearing a mask for the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice & Community Care
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Condolences to the Family
October 07, 2020
My sympathy to you Allen and your family. We had some fun times at the farm with you and Ann. I also knew Ann for a long time inasmuch as we went to Junior High together and she lived right around the corner from me. She was a special lady.
George & Movita Groff
October 03, 2020
My sympathy and prayers are with Joanne’s family. When she would come into my husband’s office to have her eyes examined she was the most delightful patient. I also got to know her wonderful daughter, Abby and had the pleasure to work with her twin brother, Joe Peffley.
I’m sure she will be missed by all of you. My sincere sympathy to you all.