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A Wetzel and Son Obituary for:
Joan C. Anthony
January 18, 1931 - November 12, 2020


Funeral Home - Wetzel and Son Funeral Home - 419 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046 - 215-663-8550 - Map
Place - Philadelphia Protestant Home - 6500 Tabor Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111 - 215-697-8000 - Map
Donation - Philadelphia Protestant Home Benevolent Fund - 6500 Tabor Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111 - 215-697-8000 - Map

Joan C. Anthony of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Thursday, November 12, 2020 at Philadelphia Protestant Home. She was 89 years old. Joan was born January 18, 1931 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Edward M. Wattis and the late Lucena R. Wattis (nee - Beck). She is the beloved wife of the late William “Hack” Hollins and the late Joseph Anthony; mother of Janel Kieslich and her husband Doug, and the late Alan Hollins and his wife Louise; grandmother of Brooke and Brett Kieslich.

Joan was born, raised, and educated in Philadelphia. She lived at 9th and Clearfield Streets until she was ten years old and her family moved to Van Kirk Street in the Crescentville section of the city, where she attended Franklin School and graduated from Olney High School. Joan has kept in contact over the years with her many “sorority sisters” from high school. During her working career she was employed as a cashier, as a sales clerk, and as a window dresser with the Spiegel Company, the Curtis Publishing Company, and with Card City, a gift shop located at 4th and Chestnut Streets in Philadelphia. Joan was a former member of the Crescentville United Methodist Church and was a former member of Trinity Lutheran Church on Holme Avenue, where she was a Girl Scout and Cub Scout leader. She lived for many years at 1333 Wellington Street in Northeast Philadelphia, until moving into the Philadelphia Protestant Home in 2006.

Services were private.

Donations may be made in her memory to Philadelphia Protestant Home Benevolent Fund, 6500 Tabor Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111.

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