St Paul's Presbyterian Church
433 Park Ave
Laurel Springs, NJ 08021
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Passed away on Aug. 31, 2018, at home in Cherry Hill, NJ at the age of 83. She was born on January 18, 1935 to the late Doris Mason Merklinger and William Henry Merklinger at Philadelphia, PA. Joan married Raymond Morris Featherer, Jr. on June 22, 1957. They had a daughter, Raynette Elaine Featherer Weiss Anderson and a grandson, Terry Todd Weiss. She attended Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA and graduated from Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA, where she majored in mathematics. Also, she attended Johns Hopkins University and the University of Pennsylvania. Mrs. Featherer taught mathematics in the Upper Merion and Baltimore County School Districts and later worked in the Actuarial Department of the Insurance Company of North America (INA). She held various technical and managerial positions in the INA and later CIGNA (of which INA became part). She ended her career in the late 1980s as Vice President of the CIGNA Property and Casualty Companies Group. Mrs. Featherer represented the CIGNA Group on numerous industry-wide professional committees. She was a charter member of IDMA (Insurance Data Management Association) and was active in IASA (Insurance Accounting and Statistical Association) and was a member of many other such organizations. Mrs. Featherer, her husband, and her grandson enjoyed traveling and traveled extensively. In addition to her daughter and grandson Mrs. Featherer is survived by a sister, Carol Merklinger Condon, Ph.D., a niece, Susan Applegate (Robert Weiler, Ph.D), and by a nephew, Robert Applegate (Christine). Her husband predeceased her on August 11, 2018. Services will be private. Memorial contri-butions, in lieu of other expressions of sympathy, may be made to St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, 433 Park Ave., Laurel Springs, NJ 08021.
Published on Philly.com on Sept. 16, 2018
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