Joanne Beverly (ROBB) MEISNER, 80 years young, crossed over peacefully and in no pain 12 August 2020 at the “Legacy House “, Hospice of Marion County, Ocala, Florida. Joanne was diagnosed with Colon Cancer 4 July 2020 and 30 July doctors determined the cancer spread rapidly to her pancreas, liver & kidneys… and no medical treatment would forestall the inevitable we all must face.
Joanne was born 15 September 1939 in Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania, the 2nd child of Dale William ROBB and Catherine Mary (BALDWIN) ROBB. Joanne moved with her family to Philadelphia in Feb 1942 as her father was ordered to report to the Philadelphia Navy Yard as a civilian due to the outbreak of WWII.
Joanne married her husband Gerald “Jerry” Frank MEISNER, who survives her, 17 September 1989 at the Courthouse in Souderton, Pennsylvania. Joanne was a loving wife and her husband misses her dearly.
Joanne is also survived by her younger sister Sabrina Marie Robb of Ocala, Florida. Joanne’s older sister, Catherine “Kay” GUERE, crossed over 26 December 2005 following a courageous battle with cancer. Joanne is also survived by 1 Niece, 4 Nephews and many Great and Great-Great Nieces and Nephews.
Joanne lived most of her life in the City of Philadelphia or the adjacent suburban areas. In March 2008 Joanne and her husband Jerry moved from Hatfield, Pennsylvania to Ocala, Florida to be near her sister Sabrina.
Joanne was employed early in her life as a Secretary in a pharmaceutical company in downtown Philadelphia. For most of her adult life Joanne labored as an assembler in the medical industry and the manufacturing industry, retiring in 2005.
One of her favorite pastimes was “Shuffleboard“. Joanne was a member of a “ Shuffleboard“ league for many years in Pennsylvania…and was the League Champion one year. She also enjoyed bowling and playing darts.
An MRI performed in May 2017 due to her experiencing severe headaches and an inability to swallow determined she had a golf-ball sized tumor pushing against her spinal cord in the middle of her brain. The neurosurgeon said she had a 40% chance of dying during surgery or becoming vegetative. Doing nothing meant sure death. Joanne did very well during the surgery with only mild side effects. Her decision to go forward with the surgery gave Joanne 3 more years of life.
Joanne chose cremation and she will be buried in a national cemetery in Pennsylvania at a later date. The family asks if you’d like to make a donation to remember her by please do so by just donating to your favorite charity in her name.