Joan Glover WeilerMarch 10th, 2023
Joan Glover Weiler, 93, of Abington, Pa., passed away suddenly but very peacefully, while sleeping, on February 28, 2023. Joan “Joannie” and her identical, twin sister Jean were born in Johnstown, Pa. on May 26, 1929 to Mary Catherine Sharpe and Eugene Thomas Devlin. Within two weeks, their mother, Mary Catherine died suddenly on June 7, 1929, due to complications from birth. Several years later, both Joannie and her sister were adopted by their mother’s sister, Jessica M. Sharpe and her husband, Harold D, Glover, where they resided in Bucks County. Later they resided in Ambler and Rydal, Pa. and finally retired at The Kenilworth at Alden Park in Philadelphia, Pa., where they passed. Joan graduated from Springside School and attended Stratford College in Virginia, where she was recognized for her Meritorious Participation in College Dramatics as a member in the cast of Delta Psi Omega. Joan, my mom, was a spunky, witty, fun-loving spirit who enjoyed life. Her greatest moments of happiness were shared with her charming husband, Joseph F. Weiler, Jr. of Philadelphia. Pa. during their Fairytale 31-year marriage, they so cherished together. Joan, Joe and JJ, their Russian Blue, lived in total bliss when they resided in Haverford, where Joan “Mimi”, would give her Grandchildren spontaneous dance lessons in her kitchen. Then in Pocono Pines, Pa., where Mimi, who referred to herself as “The Old Gray Mare” invited her grandchildren to visit with her and take walks and sing country songs. The two “Sweet Peas” which they called each other, moved on to retire in Largo, Florida. In 1998, Joan’s “Sweet Pea”, and beloved husband, Joe, passed away. Joan then moved back north, to Abington, Pa. to live with and survived by, her daughter and son-in-law, Jeannie E. and Richard H. Hood. Joannie shared the rest of her life with her “children , grand and great” sharing her jokes and quirky sayings. Joannie often spoke fondly, of the glorious times and loving experiences she shared with Joe. Joannie will be remembered by all for her spontaneous, zesty spirit and her love of life, along with her unapologetic flirtatious sweet nature with everyone she met. Joan lived lives, within a lifetime, as we are just now unearthing the truly amazing journey she walked. We are all so grateful for the time we spent with her. Joan is also survived by her loving Grandchildren, Melissa A. Hood-March and Richard D. Hood, Sr., four Great Grandchildren, Michael J. March, III, Richard D. Jr., Dylan W. and Tyler C. Hood, who will always remember her, as their “Mimi”, her twin sister, Jean G. Hodges, three nieces, Joanne Hodges Conrad, Leslie, and Elizabeth Hodges, and all of her dear friends. To honor Joannie’s wishes, she had requested the Interment and Memorial to be Private and her children will quietly lay her to rest, next to her “Sweet Pea”, in Florida, so they will always be together, and their love will live on forever.