Koegel, JoAnn Keller
Birth: Thursday, November 24, 1927 in Corydon, Indiana
Residence: Valley Lee, Maryland
Death: Thursday, May 23, 2019 at the age of 91
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JoAnn Keller Koegel, 91, of Valley Lee, MD passed away on May 23, 2019 at the Hospice House of St. Mary's with her family by her side. JoAnn was born on November 24, 1927 in Corydon, Indiana to the late Joseph L. Keller and Margaret Aileen Sheler Keller. Raised with her sister Susannah "Susie" Keller Markel, JoAnn moved to Virginia to attend finishing school, where she met the love of her life, Jack Koegel.
JoAnn married her loving husband, Jack, on September 30, 1949. They spent 61 years together before his passing on June 9, 2010. A thrifty homemaker who loved to cook, JoAnn spent several years using her cooking and social skills serving with Riverwind Receipts (Kate Meatyard), Tall Timbers Marina, Bob Taylor, and Laughing Pickle (Shana Schroeder) Caterers.
A very charismatic woman, JoAnn loved to socialize and was loved by many. She considered no one a stranger, and could easily determine a "friend of a friend" connection between her and her new friend within minutes of meeting. Her sassy personality and wit kept us laughing, waiting in anticipation for "what was to come next," and brightened our lives. She was a member of various organizations: the 2nd District Fire Department Auxiliary, St. George's Episcopal Church Alter Guild, Women's Bowling League, Book Mobile, Ladies Bridge Group, and was a volunteer at Little Flower School.
JoAnn is survived by her children, William "Bill" Koegel (Emori), of Fort Myers, FL, Julie Alberts (Gary), of Valley Lee, MD, and JoAnn "Jody" Koegel, of Valley Lee, MD. She leaves ten grandchildren: Stephanie Boyd, Gary Jason Alberts, Amy McLean, Jennifer Alberts, Heather Tennyson, Elizabeth Bourdeau, Kory Koegel, Megan Koegel, Mark Ledvinka, and Hannah Johnson as well as 20 great grandchildren in Maryland and Wisconsin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Koegel, and her sister, Susie Markel.
A Memorial Service will be held on May 31, 2019 at 10:00 a.m., at St. George's Episcopal Church, 19167 Poplar Hill Lane, Valley Lee, MD 20692. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650 or St. George's Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 30, Valley Lee, MD 20692. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.