Joan M. "Tootie" Fenstermacher

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    - Frances (Rhoades) Daubenspeck
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    - Carolyn Wagner
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Joan M. "Tootie" Fenstermacher, 70, of Pottsville, passed away Monday at home after a heroic battle of 34 years, succumbing to the injuries suffered in an automobile accident on the afternoon of Dec. 31, 1983.

Born in Pottsville, April 2, 1948, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Kathryn Bohannon Kenney Sr.

Joan attended St. Patrick's Grade School, Pottsville High School and Empire Beauty School. She worked in many capacities from the winding room to the business office at American Argo. She was the secretary of the Argo Social Club and a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Pottsville.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of three years, William Fenstermacher, who died in a car accident in 1983.

Joan is survived by her son, Tim Seip, past state representative, and his wife, Starr, and her granddaughter, Elisa Seip, all of Washington Township; a sister, Carolyn Ganter, and two brothers, John Kenney and his wife, Roseann, and Joseph Kenney Jr. and his wife, Lois, all of Pottsville; a niece, Kelly Gajewski and her husband, Fred, Birdsboro; a nephew, Scott Kenney, Ohio; three grandnephews, Connor and Hunter Gajewski and Kyle Kenney.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Pottsville. Relatives and friends are invited to a viewing from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Friday at Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home, 208 Pike St., Port Carbon. Interment will be in Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery Chapel, Pottsville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Retired Sisters of St. Joseph c/o The Development Office of the Sisters of St. Joseph, 9701 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19118. Please send condolences to

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Published in Republican & Herald on May 8, 2018