Mrs. Joyce Mae Hagenbuch, 87, of Columbia Avenue, Palmerton, died Tuesday evening, April 9, in Towamensing Township.
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He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II, having served in the Pacific Theater of Operations.She was the co-owner/operator of the former J & J Dress Shop on Delaware Avenue, Palmerton, for 38 years before retiring in 1996, and later worker for the Country Junction General Store, Forest Inn, as the head flower arranger until this year.
- She was the wife of George W. Hag-enbuch. They were married June 19, 1948.
During World War II, she worked as a "Rosie Riveter" for the Volte Aircraft Corporation, Allentown.
Born in Palmerton, she was a daughter of the late Simon and Lucy (Smith) Britton.
She was a 1943 graduate of Palmerton High School.
Her passion was golf. She was a member of the Blue Ridge Country Club, Palmerton, where she was the Ladies Champion for three years.
She was a member of the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce.
Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters, Jan, wife of Jim Everett, with whom she resided, and Jill Turko of Palmerton; four grandchildren, Taryn Burke, Tyler Meining and Kaylee and Regan Turko; and two great-grandchildren, Sayler and Reilly Burke.
Service: Memorial service 11:30 a.m. Monday, April 15, Campton Funeral Home, 525 Delaware Ave., Palmerton, with the Rev. Paul L. Schoffstall officiating. Interment, private. Call 9:30-11:30 a.m. Monday. Online condolences can be offered at www.schislerfuneralhome.com.