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JoanMarie T. Cekaitis (Chuplas)

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Morning Visitation

Wednesday, February 19th
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, Richboro
800 Newtown-Richboro Road
Richboro, PA 18954

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Funeral Mass

Wednesday, February 19th
11:00 AM

St. Vincent de Paul Church
654 Hatboro Road
Richboro, PA 18954

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Wednesday, February 19th

St. John Neumann Cemetery
3797 County Line Road
Chalfont, PA 18914

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Joan Marie Cekaitis of Churchville died Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at her residence after a long illness surrounded by her loving family. She was 84.

Joan was the beloved wife of the late Thomas J. Kilker and Joseph V. Cekaitis.

Born in Shenandoah, PA, she was the daughter of the late Adolph and Frances Lukashunas Chuplas and was predeceased by her brothers and sister, Joseph and Michael Lukashunas and Lillian Mankiewicz.

Joan was a former resident of Jeffersonville, New York before moving to Churchville 54 years ago. She was a graduate of Temple University Class of 1958 where she received her degree in Nursing. Joan had a distinguished career as a Registered Nurse for 50 years and had worked in the Maternity Department at Holy Redeemer Hospital in Meadowbrook for over 35 years until her retirement in 2009. She was a faithful Communicant of St. Vincent de Paul Church in Richboro and in her leisure time, she loved music, was an avid reader, enjoyed gardening, working the crossword puzzle and watching classic movies. Joan vacationed at the Jersey Shore frequenting Avalon and the Atlantic City casinos. Joan was an avid Philadelphia sports fan particularly the Phillies, Eagles and Flyers. She was an excellent cook and always appreciated a great cup of coffee. Joan will be deeply missed by her family, her friends and all who came to know and love her.

Joan is survived by her children; Thomas A. Kilker of Churchville and Joan M. Kershaw and husband Justin of Plymouth, MN; her 5 cherished grandchildren; Joan Marie (David) Dostal, Leigh Anne (Greg) Fries, Justin Kershaw (predeceased), Henry (Genevieve) Kershaw, Andrew Kershaw; her 5 great grandchildren; Aidan, Charlotte, Dagny, Ford, and Felix.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing from 9:00-10:15am on Wednesday, February 19th in the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd. (at Holland Rd.) Richboro, PA 18954. Funeral Mass 11:00am in St. Vincent de Paul Church, 654 Hatboro Road, Richboro, PA 18954. Joan’s interment will follow in St. John Neumann Cemetery in Chalfont, PA.

If so desired, please consider a contribution in Joan’s memory to: American Heart Association. 



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