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Joan H. Turner

March 4, 1951 ~ March 7, 2022 (age 71)


Joan was born in Philadelphia to the late  Charles and Alice Krebs Hutchinson. She passed away at ProMedica Center after a lenghty illness. 

Joan was a voracious reader; every place she made her home would eventually fill with books both old and new.  She loved mysteries and suspense novels, as well as historical fiction, non-fiction, biography, and poetry.  Joan was also quite the cinephile; she had an encyclopedic knowledge of the actors, directors, and major players of Old Hollywood. There was nothing Joan loved better than watching a black and white movie with her family. She inculcated her children with this love of art and music; family car rides were always spent listening to The Pogues, Tom Waits, Billy Stewart, & McCoy Tyner. Joan was also a wonderful cook with a versatile recipe collection ranging from her grandmother’s oyster stew to holiday hams & turkeys and of course, her world-famous tuna hoagies and hot beef sandwiches.  Joan loved finding new and exotic dishes and experimenting in the kitchen.  Joan also loved animals; her favorite dog, Panther, would follow her from one room to the next and never let her out of his sight.  Her two cats, Sasha and Z-Cat were also well loved; Z-cat loved sitting next to her on the couch as she played records. Even her children’s pets, a cat named Mr. Whiskers and a dog named Flash, were beloved by Joan; she could often be seen singing funny songs to them or dressing them up in hats and scarves.  Joan was a beloved wife, mother, daughter, and sister with a cutting wit and a keen sense of humor.  She will be missed by all who knew her.

She is the beloved wife of Louis " Butch" Turner. Devoted mother of Caitlin and Shannon Turner.  Dear sister of Alice Meyers , Lorraine Rensman ( the late James ), Carolann Cliver ( Keith) and the late Elsie Amoroso ( the late Charles).  Also survived by many nieces and nephews.  

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