Joan M. Rapp

January 13, 1936 - July 2, 2019
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Joan M. Rapp, 83, of Maidencreek Township, passed away unexpectantly on July 2, 2019 in Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience, Philadelphia. She was flown to Jefferson from the Reading Hospital. She was the wife of Ronald F. Rapp with whom she would have celebrated 65 years of marriage in September. Born in West Reading, she was the only child of Harold S. and Luella H. (Budden) Ely. Joan worked as a secretary for Lucent Technologies, Muhlenberg Twp. for 31 years, retiring in 1990. A 1953 graduate of Hamburg High School, she was a graduate of Reading Business Institute. She served as High Priestess from 1998-1999 of Minyah Court No. 24 – Ladies Oriental Shrine. She enjoyed gardening, swimming, traveling, reading and most of all was her love for her cats. Anyone who knew Joan knew the special relationships and love she had for her cats. Joanie and her husband were very familiar faces at many shrine functions. Her love for everyone was evident at every party she would attend. Her loving husband is her only survivor. She was predeceased by her son Randy Scott Rapp, who passed in 1983. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 8, 2019 at 12 Noon from the Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., One East Lancaster Avenue, Shillington. Rev. David C. Newhart will officiate. Interment in Laureldale Cemetery, Tuckerton. Friends may call on Monday from 10:30-12 Noon at the funeral home. Please remember Joan by contributing to the Animal Rescue League, 58 Kennel Road, Birdsboro, PA 19508 or Shriners Hospital for Children, c/o Rajah Shriners, P.O. Box 40, Blandon, PA 19510.


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Visitation Information

Date: Monday, July 8, 2019

Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.


One East Lancaster Avenue
Shillington, PA 19607

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Service Information

Date: Monday, July 8, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm

Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.


One East Lancaster Avenue
Shillington, PA 19607

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Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, July 8, 2019

Laureldale Cemetery


4631 Pottsville Pike
Laureldale, PA 19605

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Donation Information

Animal Rescue League

58 Kennel Road
Birdsboro, PA 19508

Shriners Hospital for Children

c/o Rajah Shrine
P.O. Box 40
Blandon, PA 19510


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Born: January 13, 1936
Died: July 2, 2019

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Terry Price posted on 7/8/19

Sorry we are unable to attend the service for Joan but our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. We remember Joan for her fun loving personality and always enjoyed being in her company. We are cat lovers also and are sending a contribution to the Animal Rescue League in her memory. Blessings, Terry and Lori Price


Paul and Nancy Lizun posted on 7/5/19

Ronnie , it’s with our deepest sadness to hear of our wonderful Joan’s passing . She could light up a room with her great smile and laughter . Our prayers go to you at this very sad time .


Mike Weber posted on 7/4/19

Brother Ron, please accept Alvie and my deepest sympathies. You’re in our prayers my friend. Mike and Alvie Weber


John C. Pittman posted on 7/4/19

A bright smile and a cheerful personality was Joan's trademarks. She was always happy to greet her long list of special frineds at the "hotdog" stand , which she proudly supervised, during the Potentates Annual Summer picnics. Our love and prays are with Ron during this time of sadness.