Joan Marie Crunkleton
October 22, 1933- December 7, 2021
Joan Marie Crunkleton, 88, of Port Republic, Maryland passed away December 7, 2021, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on October 22, 1933, in Washington DC to the late William C. and Cecelia Drury Hicks. Besides her parents, Joan is preceded in death by her brothers William C. Hicks, Jr. and Joseph A. “Sonny” Hicks.
Joan was a homemaker, and to her that was the most important job she could have. She loved her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren and other family members. In her younger years, she enjoyed crocheting afghans, however gardening was her passion. She especially loved yellow roses and her Kwanzan Cherry Tree. Joan was full of spunk and going to IHOP or Ollies were two of her favorite places. As a community volunteer, she was involved with the Meals on Wheels program for 20 years. She also loved her animals, most recently her cat Marty, but we can’t forget Birdie the horse, nor her pet squirrel and goat.
Beloved wife of the late Joseph A. Crunkleton, Joan is survived by her children: Patricia A. Gott and her husband Randal, Joseph A. Crunkleton, Jr. and his wife Rose, and Karen M. Brown and her husband Michael. Grandmother of: Jacob R. Gott, Patricia J. Plumer and her husband Michael, Kyle J. Gott and his fiancé Hallie, Christopher J. Crunkleton, Calvin G. Crunkleton, Joseph A. Crunkleton, III, Joshua L. Crunkleton and his wife Megan, Heather M. Espaderos and her husband Edwin, Zachary R. Brown, Tyler M. Brown, and Matthew Q. Brown. Great Grandmother of: Kyleigh M. Plumer, Parker K. Crunkleton, Lennon G. Espaderos, Levi M. Plumer and Emmett K. Crunkleton. She is also survived by her brother, F. Allen Hicks.
Due to the rise in Covid cases the family has canceled the Memorial visitation
Interment will be private at Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvert Hospice.