Joanne Howell


She was most known for her community service, but Joanne’s grin betrayed her mischievous side. Senior year at Kingsway HS found her suspended for riding her Harley through the hallways and after graduation she was off to Woodstock with 400,00 new friends. Joanne came from a family with roots back generations in Swedesboro. She’d follow in their footsteps into Trinity Episcopal Church and Woolwich Fire Company. Joanne was a past president of the ladies auxiliary working many a fundraiser. She always had a sporty ride, swapping out her Harley for a string of 8 Mustangs. In work Joanne brought her light to many a dark place. She became an LPN and worked at local hospitals and the Camden prison until it closed. As an ombudsman at Trenton State she helped prisoners with their release: yelling was never her method, she won the men over with patience and understanding. But even Joanne’s patience had limits: refs regularly threatened to eject her from her kids‘ soccer games. Of course she found her greatest years once she became a grandmother.

She was an awesome mother and grandmother to Jaqui Rogers (Joseph), Andy Noll and her 5 grandchildren. She is survived by her brother, Jack Howell, Jr. and was pre deceased by her son, David Noll, her sister, Jacqueline DeVault and daughter in law Dora Faye Noll.

Come celebrate 67 great years Tuesday 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Daley Life Celebration Studio. Committal Service will be 11 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, Swedesboro. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Donations to will be appreciated.

For the Sunday edition of South Jersey Times

One thought on “Joanne Howell

  1. Mike Petrock

    Joanne was one of the nicest and most caring people that I’ve ever met. She welcomed me into her home as a friend of her two sons. When she passed, the world became even more of a dismal place.

    My sincere condolences go out to all of her family and friends.

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