Joan "Joanne" Kough, 84, wife of the late Calvin W. Kough, of Phoenixville, PA, died on Thursday, October 5, 2017.
Born on August 20, 1933, in Altoona, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Hipp) Saller.
She is survived by two daughters:
Karen wife of John Martin of Pottstown, PA,
Deborah wife of Scott McFarlane Newtown, PA,
Matthew Martin and wife Michelle,
Sean McFarlane and wife Christina,
Noelle, Lauren, James Calvin McFarlane,
brother, Charles and wife Peggy Saller of Pittsburgh, PA.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Rosemarie Saller anda brother, Rev. Neil Saller T.O.R..
She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, St. Ann's Womens Guild and Phoenixville Hospital Senior Circle.
Joanne met the love of her life, Calvin Kough and after a brief courtship were married and settled in Ridley Park, Pa. It was there where she discovered Charlies... the ONLY place where Joanne would eat a fast food cheeseburger.
From there Joanne and Cal moved to Phoenixville and raised 2 beautiful daughters, Karen and Debbie.
Joanne (Mema) was blessed with 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren who adored and loved her.
Joanne worked as an RN at Bryn Mawr hospital, and her compassion extended beyond her vocation into her home where she cared for many over the years.
Throughout her life, meals were served, Mass was celebrated, and love was shared at her dining room table.
Our mother gave us her beautiful example of love, faith, and compassion, and we are grateful.
Joanne will be sorely missed.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass in St. Ann Catholic Church, Main Street at Third Avenue, Phoenixville, PA, on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 10:30 am.
Burial will follow in St. Ann Cemetery.
A viewing will be held in the church on Tuesday morning from 9:15 am to 10:15 am.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or online at
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Arrangements are by the Devlin Rosmos Kepp & Gatcha Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 517 S. Main Street,