Joanne M. Buckwalter, 54, Ephrata, worked for Dr. Todd Grambau, enjoyed cooking, beach

By on August 12, 2015

Joanne Marie Buckwalter, 54, of Ephrata, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday Aug. 2, 2015 surrounded by family after a courageous battle with an extended illness and heart surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

She was the wife of Dale E. Buckwalter, to whom she was married for 34 years. Born in Lancaster, she was a daughter of Paul M. and Betty Martin, Landis Homes.

She was a 1979 graduate of Garden Spot High School and was employed by Dr. Todd Grambau DMD, PC for 35 years and Royer Pharmacy, Leola, for eight years. Joanne enjoyed cooking, reading, spending time with family on the beach, and playing with her grandchild. She was looking forward to spending time with her two grandchildren on the way. Adalyn Marie Ranck was born on Aug. 3, and we are still awaiting Baby Sweigart. Joanne loved the Lord and through it all had her eyes on Him. She was a member of Lancaster Evangelical Free Church.

In addition to her husband and her parents, she will be deeply missed by her daughters: Amanda (Tyler) Ranck, Brownstown; and Lauren (Neal) Sweigart, Elizabethtown; siblings: Ruthie (Vernon) Martin, Lititz; Janie (Everett) Buckwalter, Smoketown; and Doug (Crystal) Martin, Brownstown. She is also survived by granddaughters: Leah and Adalyn Ranck; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by a son: Andrew Jon Buckwalter.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, Aug. 16, at Lancaster Evangelical Free Church, 419 Pierson Road, Lititz. Greeting time with the family will begin at 1:30 p.m. with the service at 3 p.m. There will also be a greeting time after the service.

In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to Lancaster Evangelical Free Church, to support the building project. Please mark the donation “Joanne” and payable to LEFC, 419 Pierson Road, Lititz, PA 17543.

Furman Home for Funerals, Leola, handled the arrangements. Online condolences may be given at FurmanFuneralHome.com.

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