Patricia “Joan” Orth passed away peacefully on March 1, 2023 at the age of 84 in Winston-Salem, NC. Joan was born on January 25, 1939 in Knoxville PA and was the daughter of Dallas Leroy and Alberta Edrica (Weaver) Howe. A native to Westfield, Pa and known to most as Joan, she was also called Mom, Gamma, Grandma Joan, Aunt Joan and Joanie. She graduated from Westfield High School and worked as a teacher’s assistant, store clerk, babysitter and cleaner for Northwest Bank and Laurel Health Centers. Joan met her devoted and loving husband, Joseph Orth, while working at the deli counter at the Westfield Big M. They were married for 45 years. Joan enjoyed reading, quilting, sewing, crocheting and knitting. She also was well known for her cooking and baking; most memorably for her whoopie pies, pumpkin cookies and all things rhubarb. She had a competitive spirit and loved nothing more than playing (and winning) board and card games with family and friends. She taught each one of her grandchildren to play (and lose at) croquet. Later in life, she became an avid bingo player. Throughout their marriage, Joan and Joe were active in several churches and attended many Family Life Network concerts and events. Often found together on their front porch or back deck in their Westfield home, they cherished each other and their fellowship with neighbors, family and friends. Joan loved the Lord, stood strong in her faith and looked forward to meeting her Savior and reuniting with her parents and siblings. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers Roy, Dick and Larry Howe; and her sisters Alberta Latshaw and Eileen Choate. She is survived by her husband, Joe Orth; her daughter Patti Pero (Husband Kelley); her son David Lamphier (Wife Susanne); Grandchildren Jona Lamphier (Husband Stephen Sasser); Jeremy Pero (Wife Elizabeth Hester); Cody Pero (Wife Morgan); Brandon Lamphier (Girlfriend Peyton Wilson); Great Grandchildren Camden and Addison Pero, Caden and Ethan Sasser; Stepchildren Hope McLaughlin (Husband Michael) and Joseph Orth Jr.; Aunt Muriel Brass; and several nieces and nephews. Kenyon Funeral Home is providing arrangements for private services for the family. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Kate B Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. To send online condolences visit www.kenyonfuneralhome.com
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