Joanne Linda Powell

November 6, 1946 ~ September 3, 2020 (age 73)


Joanne Linda Powell, age 73, was born November 6, 1946, in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, to the late Elmer and Frances Hawk.  She passed away on September 3, 2020, in Colorado Springs. She lived in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, all but two years of her life which she spent in Colorado Springs.

Joanne was a life-long member of First Reformed United Church of Christ.  Her life revolved around the church and she coordinated the Bazaar, was a member of the Consistory, an Elder, a Deacon, and helped cook many Lenten meals.  She also loved to sew and cross-stitch. 

Joanne worked at Bucknell University for 36 years.  She was employed as an Administrative Assistant.

Joanne was married to John Franklin Powell on November 25, 1972.  They were married for 44 years prior to his passing in 2016.  They enjoyed a trip to Italy and their trips to Colorado to visit their son.

Joanne is survived by her son Franklin Wesley Powell (Anne,) granddaughter, Emma, brother Charles Hawk (Bonna,) nephew Nathan (Lydia,) niece Nicole and many cousins and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the First Reformed Church of Christ, Sunbury with Rev. Lynn Schmoyer officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, please send donations  in Joanne s memory to her church the First Reformed United Church of Christ, 160 Chestnut Street, Sunbury 17801. 

Arrangements are by the Zweier Funeral Home. 157 Chestnut Street, Sunbury.  

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