Joan Marie (Peace) Whelpley (1933 - 2016)

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Joan Marie Peace Whelpley, age 82, of Brockway, Pa., went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, after a lengthy illness. She passed away peacefully in her beloved home.
Joan was born in Stump Creek, Pa., on Nov. 15, 1933, to the late Clair and Olive Reed Peace.
She was a 1951 graduate of the Sykesville High School.
On April 14, 1956, she married Frederick E. Whelpley and they made their home on their cherished farm in Brockway. Fred preceded her in death on Dec. 22, 2003.
Joan was a longtime member of the Moorhead United Methodist Church and belonged to the United Methodist Women. She was retired from the Brockway Public Library where she had worked for over 20 years. She enjoyed cooking, reading, doing puzzles, growing and arranging flowers, and crocheting. She painted her own Christmas cards each year. She was an avid Pittsburgh Pirates fan.
In addition to her husband and parents, Joan was preceded in death by her son, Mark Reed Whelpley; brother, Robert Peace; sisters, Elizabeth Beardsley and Bessie McCullough; and daughter-in-law, Charlene (Statler) Huffman Whelpley.
Joan's kind, loving, generous Christian example will be missed by her survivors: a daughter, Sue (John) Greaves of Slippery Rock, Pa.; a son, Fred G. "Bub" Whelpley of Brockway; two grandsons, Robert (Rachel) Greaves and Eric (Amanda) Greaves; one granddaughter, Ashley (Lucas) Sheaffer; and four great-grandchildren: Lillian, Wesley and Kayleigh Greaves and Lucy Sheaffer.
A private memorial service celebrating Joan's life will be held with the Rev. Terry Felt officiating. Burial will be in the Wildwood Cemetery in Brockway.
Arrangements are by the Carlson-Shugarts Funeral Home Inc., Brockway.
Memorial donations may be made to the Mengle Memorial Library, 324 Main Street, Brockway, PA 15824; or the Wild Wood Cemetery, 500 Maple Street, Brockway, PA 15824.
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Published in The Courier Express on Oct. 28, 2016