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Joan L. Richmond McKinney (Herrmann)

Joan (Herrmann) Richmond McKinney of Warminster (Formerly of Newtown), died peacefully on Monday December 21, 2020. She was 87.

Joan was the daughter of the late Fred and Lydia Herrmann, she was the beloved wife of the late William J. Richmond and the late Matthew A. McKinney , sister of the late William J. Herrmann and Lane E. McNeish and step mother of the late Kathleen McKinney Menzak.  Joan was born in 1933 in Connecticut and moved to Bucks County in 1939 where she lived the rest of her life. She graduated from Neshaminy High School in 1950 as class president and valedictorian. She attended Bucknell University and graduated in 1954.

Joan taught English and social studies at Neshaminy High School for 8 years. In 1955 she married William J. Richmond with whom she raised three children. She was happiest at home with her family. Joan fostered many life long friendships and cherished time with everyone she met. She was a devoted wife, mother, daughter and sister, making holidays and birthdays the most joyous events. A devout Catholic, Joan taught her family that giving back to the community is one of the greatest things we can do for others.

Her husband Bill died suddenly in 1994 after 38 very happy years of marriage. Joan met Matt A. McKinney at a bereavement group and they were married in 1996. They divided their time between Bucks County and Bradenton, Florida before moving to Ann’s choice in Warminster. They were together until Matt’s death in 2018.

Joan loved to travel and spend time with family and friends. She loved to entertain and became an avid event planner. She organized neighborhood picnics and class reunions and chaired many lunches, dances, dinners, and fundraisers of all kinds. Her proudest achievement was the Tyler Tasting Party which she started and then chaired for 5 years.

Joan is survived by her devoted children William J. Richmond, Jr., and his wife Patricia, Kimberly (Richmond) Williams and her husband John, and Thomas A. Richmond and his wife Julie, dear grandmother of; Stephanie Keller (Keith), Jessica Richmond, Dan Richmond, Alec Palladino, Shannon and Sean Williams; and two great-grandchildren; Luke and Ava. Sister of Frederick L. Herrmann. Joan also had two step-children: Michael McKinney (Debbie), Patricia McKinney (Daniel Perkins), as well as several step grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Joan’s family will receive condolences on Monday December 28, at the Olde Church of St. Andrew 135 S. Sycamore St. Newtown from 9:30 am until her Funeral Mass 10:30 am. Interment will follow in the Parish Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donation can be made in Joan’s memory to Ann’s Choice Benevolent Care Fund, 20,000 Ann’s Choice Way, Warminster, PA 18974.     

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  • Morning Visitation

    Monday, December 28th
    9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    Olde Church of St. Andrew
    135 S. Sycamore Street
    Newtown, PA 18940

  • Funeral Mass

    Monday, December 28th
    10:30 AM

    Olde Church of St. Andrew
    135 S. Sycamore Street
    Newtown, PA 18940

  • Interment

    St. Andrew Cemetery
    133 Sycamore Street
    Newtown, PA 18940

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