Joan L. Dechert April 17, 1933 - October 16, 2016 Morgantown Joan L. Dechert, 83, passed away with her family by her side on Sunday October 16, 2016 in her residence. She was the wife of John A. Dechert with whom she would have celebrated a 66th wedding anniversary on Christmas Eve. She was born in Lebanon on April 17, 1933 a daughter of the late Hershey and Carol Daubert Marks. She was retired from the former Dutch Maid Company with 23 years of service. She enjoyed traveling to yard sales and spending time gardening. In addition to her husband, she is survived by children, Jeff A. Dechert, Jill M. Dechert and fiancé, Nathan Wolford, Joel L. Dechert and wife, Carol A. Dechert; grandson, Chad A. Dechert; great-granddaughter, Emma Dechert; step-grandchildren, Matthew Heckman and Megan, wife of Nick Unsworth; sister, Elizabeth "Betty" Schies; brothers, Hershey Glen Marks and Gary L. Marks; also several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brother, Jack B. Marks; and sister, Beverly Jean Keller. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Rohland Funeral Home 508 Cumberland St., Lebanon, preceded by a viewing beginning at 10 a.m. Interment will be made in Grand View Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to the Humane Society of Lebanon, 150 N. Ramona Rd., Myerstown, PA 17067.
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