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Joan C. Thrift

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GLEN ROCK Joan C. Thrift, 82, died Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Senior Commons at Powder Mill in York. She was the wife of the late Cornelius F. "Neil" Thrift. There will be a visitation from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 25, 2014, at J.J. Hartenstein Mortuary, Inc., 24 N. Second St., New Freedom. The funeral service will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary. Interment will be in Mt. Zion United Methodist Cemetery in Freeland, Md. Born February 26, 1932, in Baltimore, Md., Joan was the daughter of the late William and Blanche (Wilson) Haase. Joan and her late husband, Neil, were married for 58 years. Joan accompanied her husband while he was serving in the United States Navy during the Korean War. In 1953 while living in Hawaii, Joan was a member of Don Ho's Hawaiian Dance Troupe. She and her husband operated the former Thrift Country Store in Glen Rock. Joan's children would help out in the store when they were young. Joan was a former member of the Red Hat Society in Florida and the Baltimore Yacht Club. Surviving are her daughter, Dori Morrell and Ron of Freeland, Md.; sons, William "Bud" Thrift and Donna Brent of Shiloh, and Dave Thrift and Sheryl of Ocean City, Md.; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Robert Haase and Penny of St. Michaels, Md. In addition to her late husband and parents, Joan was preceded in death by her sister, Audrey Sauer. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Joan's name may be made to the , 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 205, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch from May 22 to May 23, 2014
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