Joan M. Roether, 81, Joan’s Economy Shop owner, member of Ephrata Grace Church

By on March 28, 2018

Joan M. Roether, 81, of Ephrata, formerly of Lititz, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at Fairmount Homes.

She was born in Ephrata to the late Harry H. and Mabel I. (Garman) Daugherty, and was the wife of Donald Roether, with whom she shared 64 years of marriage.

Joan was the owner and operator Joan’s Economy Shop for 32 years. She was also a member of the Ephrata Area Grace Brethren Church, now known as Grace Church.

In addition to her husband, Joan is survived by three children: Randy, husband of Faye Jonas of North Carolina; Linda, wife of Dan Fox of Lititz; and Louis, husband of Pat Dissinger of Wellsboro; and siblings: David and Ralph Daugherty, Donna Batz, and Janice Burkholder. In addition, she enjoyed five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Services and visitation were held on Saturday, March 24 at Grace Church, Ephrata.

Furman Home for Funerals, Leola, was entrusted with the arrangements. Memories and condolences may be posted at

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