Joan M. Appel of Hatboro, passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Joan was the beloved wife of Kenneth J. Appel with whom she had shared 67 years of marriage. She was born in Abington, PA a daughter of the late Edgar and Catherine Keim.
Joan once worked as a switchboard operator for Bell Telephone and enjoyed bowling. As her family grew she became a full time homemaker and knitting became a hobby. Her favorite pastime was preparing meals and treats for holidays, summer picnics or birthday celebrations. She was happiest when her children and grandchildren were enjoying a meal at her table because she loved to see her family together. Joan was a devoted mother and grandmother, she was always there for her family whether it was listening to a problem or minding a sick grandchild.
In addition to her husband Ken, Joan is survived by her children, Sue Kavanagh, Ken, Jr (Kathleen), Teresa Warfield, Joe Appel (Bridgit); her grandchildren, John, Michael, Sean and Brian Kavanagh, Shannon Walker, Kevin, Kyle, Annelise and Ryley Appel, and great grandchildren, Daniel and Matthew Kavanagh. Also surviving are her siblings, Catherine, Dorothy, Peggy and John. Joan was preceded in death by a daughter Catherine Appel and a grandson Bobby Warfield.
Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Saturday June 22nd after 9:30 am in Schneider Funeral Home, 431 N. York Road, Hatboro and to attend her Funeral Service at 10:30am. Her interment will follow in Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Ambler. In lieu of flowers, donations in Joan’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 480 Norristown Road, Suite 150, Blue Bell, PA 19422.