Joan E. Olinger

JOAN E. OLINGER, 81, OF BOYERTOWN Joan E. (Mest) Olinger, 81, of Boyertown, PA, died on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at Sanatoga Center, Pottstown, PA. Born in Chester County, PA, she was a daughter of the late Henry J. Mest and Helen (Romig) Mest. Joan was a homemaker and enjoyed baking, cooking and baby sitting. She was a member of the First Church of the Brethren, Pottstown. Survivors include one son, Thomas, husband of Theresa Olinger of Boyertown; two daughters, Sharon Olinger and Karen Olinger, both of Boyertown; three brothers, Charles Mest, husband of Carol of St. Lawrence, Reading, PA; Gary Mest, husband of Rusty of Medina, Ohio, and David Mest, husband of Stephanie of Pottstown; one sister, Joyce Lucille Mest Rupert, wife of the late Richard Rupert, of Royersford, PA, and one granddaughter, Renee, wife of Larry Bloch of Macungie, PA. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Barry Mest and Robert Mest, and her sisters, Dorothy Mest Yusko and Ruth Dudonowicz. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at Highland Memorial Park, Pottstown. Rev. Dr. Donald B. Eisenhauer will officiate. Arrangements are being handled by the Houck & Gofus Funeral Home, Inc of Pottstown. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.houckgofusfuneralhome.com

Published in The Mercury on Sept. 22, 2012