Joanne M. Krause, 61, of Cumru Township, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 6:40 a.m. in Reading Hospital. She was the wife of Raymond A. Krause. Born in Pottstown, Mrs. Krause was the daughter of the late Irwin B. and Julia (Dembitisky) Davidheiser. She was a medical assistant at the Reading Hospital for 40 years, until her retirement. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Krause is survived by her sisters, Penny L. Trate, wife of Jeffery S. Trate Sr., of Lebanon, and Geraldine Schrader, wife of Bruce Schrader, of Reading; and her brother, Gary L. Davidheiser of Annville. She was preceded in death by her brother Irvin B. Davidheiser. Mrs. Krause is also survived by her 3 nephews, 3 nieces and 15 great-nephews and -nieces. Memorial Service will be held in Bean Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, 129 East Lancaster Ave., Shillington, Friday, January 13, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. Reverend Dr. Robert A. Stewart will officiate. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. The family will receive relatives and friends in Bean Funeral Home Friday from 12:30-1:00 p.m. Online condolences may be made at www.beanfuneralhomes.com .
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