Doherty Funeral Homes - Pike Creek
3200 Limestone Road
Wilmington, DE 19808
(302) 999-8277


1930 - 2014 | Notice Condolences

JOAN E. "TANEY", age 84, of Wilmington, DE, born on August 15, 1930. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on August 18, 2014. She is now reunited with her loving daughter, Deborah Rodgers, who passed away on December 4, 2006. In addition, she is with her beloved black lab, "Rex".
Joan was the fourth daughter in a family of six children. She is predeceased by her parents, John and Elizabeth (Burns) Bowles and her five siblings. Joan is survived by her husband of almost 61 years, Edward; daughters, Joan Dine (Leonard), Patricia Parkhill, Karen Rodgers and Susan Dolphin (who she embraced as a daughter). She was a proud grandmother of 10 grand-children: Marie (Jon), Rainia (Les), Leonard (Amy), William (Sarah), Kimberly, Leslie (Mo), Andrea (Dan), Kelli (Joe), Marleah (Pat) and Mark. She was also the proud great grand-mother of 13 great grand-children. Additionally, she is survived by several extended family members, dear friends and caring neighbors.
She was born in Philadelphia, living initially in the North and West sections of the city. Later, she moved to Southwest Philly, where she and Ed raised their four daughters. Joan worked for Bell Telephone after high school, then later at Strawbridge and Clothier. Following their retirement, Joan and Ed moved to Wilmington, DE.
Joan enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, reading mystery novels, watching law related shows and cooking, especially her homemade soups.
Family and friends may call at the DOHERTY FUNERAL HOME, 3200 Limestone Road, Wilmington DE, 19808, on Monday, August 25 from 6:00-8:00PM, and on Tuesday, August 26 from 9:30-10:30AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. John the Beloved Church, 907 Milltown Road, Wilmington, DE 19808 on Tuesday, August 26 at 11:00AM. Interment will follow in All Saints Cem., Wilmington, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Joan's memory to "Taney Youth Baseball Association", 744 South Street, Box 133, Philadelphia, PA 19147.
Published on Philly.com from Aug. 22 to Aug. 24, 2014
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