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Joan “Joanie” Anderson

Posted By DeBord-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On September 1, 2015 @ 5:45 pm In Obituaries | 6 Comments

On Monday August 31st Joan ‘Joanie’ Anderson passed away surrounded by her 6 living children, along with grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Joan was ‘the bride’ of Rev. John ‘Revie’ Anderson for 57 years prior to his death in 2011. Her life was truly a life well lived. She was the daughter of the late James and Voneida Fields Anderson.

She was born October 2, 1932 in Glenolden, PA. Joan married Wes on May 23rd, 1953 and moved to Chicago, IL.  While ‘Revie’ was in seminary Joan worked as a secretary at a Metropolitan Life insurance company. They moved to Montoursville, PA and then to Lancaster, PA where Joan was the consummate ‘pastors wife’ and a home maker for six active children.  She also worked for a period of time at the Manor House apartments as a rental agent.  After ‘Revie’s’ retirement she was kept busy with school events, sporting events, dance recitals and a host of different church activities. Joan enjoyed cooking and particularly baking. She was famous for her coffee cake. She was a very loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  Her life revolved around her children.

Joan is survived by 7 children. Susan Jones, wife of Larry Jones, Dr. Christine Barnes, wife of Dr. Kevin Barnes (Mechanicsburg), Bruce W. Anderson (deceased), Mark Anderson, Gail Murray, wife of Jay Murray, David Anderson, husband of Lisa and Rodney Anderson husband of Rhonda.  Joan and Wes are the proud grandparents of 11 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and anxiously anticipating a new arrival in October.

There will be a viewing on Thursday evening from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM at Faith United Church of Christ at 1204 Wabank Road, Lancaster. The memorial service with be held on Friday, September 4th at 11:00 AM at Faith United Church of Christ officiated by Rev. Ted Mingle and Rev. John Rieker. There will be visitation prior to the service from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM.

Private burial will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Joanie’s memory may be sent to Faith United Church of Christ, Lancaster.


Condolences for the family of “Joan “Joanie” Anderson”

Condolence from Diana (Carter) Knouff on September 2nd, 2015 8:24 am

To the Anderson family; My deepest condolences to all of you. Joan was like a second mother to all of us that grew up on Big Bend. Her smile always brightened up a room. I would come over to your house to get our extra key when I locked my self out of our house and she would always want me to come in and eat something she just made. My prayers and thoughts are with you all during this tough time. Please do not hesitate to reach out for some good old walk down memory lane talks. XOXOXO Diana, your old Big Bend neighbor.

Condolence from Emma Irvin on September 2nd, 2015 7:14 pm

My sincerest condolences go out to all of your family members. She was one of the kindest , sweetest women I have ever known, always concerned about “the other” person even in the midst of her illnesses! I am so glad I got to see her in the home; we had a lovely visit. She was certainly one of “the Ladies” and I will truly miss her. Wishing you all health and strength at this difficult time. EMMA

Condolence from Brian and Vicki Humphreys on September 2nd, 2015 9:05 pm

Remembering well how your mom (and dad) took us into the Anderson fold when we met Christine in California. Our favorite memory is when she stayed with us and ironed Brian’s graduation gown. She was a mother to many! I Vicki) love having some of her recipes. They are always the ones people ask for. May you be comforted by her faith in Christ and how much she loved you.
With love and sympathy,
Brian and Vicki Humphreys

Condolence from Noe Juarez on September 3rd, 2015 10:09 am

I am so sorry for your loss Mr. Mark Anderson and the whole family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. May God comfort you all in this time of nourishing and celebrating your mother’s life. Mrs. Joan Anderson was such a wonderful person. Blessings.

Condolence from Rose Tanguy Family on September 7th, 2015 12:22 pm

Dear Anderson Family,

We were so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing and even sorry that we didn’t know about it in time to attend either the viewing or the service. Our sincere condolences to your family. Your mom was a wonderful person and we know that you will miss her dearly.

Rose and the Tanguy family

Condolence from Judie Bistline on September 9th, 2015 11:57 pm

To the Anderson Family:

I was secretary to Wes (Revie) at Bethany Presbyterian Church for some years and loved every moment. I remember his loving tales of his wife, and enjoyed talking with her when I could. We could not be at the services, but were there in thought and prayer. You had wonderful parents and saying goodbye is hard. But promise of Life Eternal is ours, and you will meet again. Our love to you.

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