Johanna E. Coleman

  • Born: October 30, 1938
  • Died: March 17, 2020
  • Location: Folcroft, Pennsylvania

Cavanagh Family Funeral Home

301 Chester Pike
Norwood, PA 19074

Tel. (610) 532-3120

Tribute & Message From The Family

Johanna E. Coleman, of Folcroft, PA passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on March 17, 2020 at the age of 81. She was born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Harry & Lena (Kutz) Markhorst.

She is survived by her loving sister Dorothy Markhorst; nieces and nephews Jane Markhorst, Dorothy Markhorst, Karen Thompson, Harry Markhorst, Patrick Markhorst, Joseph Crompton, Laurie Allard, Susan Murphy and James Markhorst. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Thomas R. Coleman; siblings Harry Markhorst, Robert Markhorst.

Johanna enjoyed getting together with family on outings, completing jigsaw puzzles, going to Maryland with family and friends, loved Disney and cross stitch. She was a graduate of West Catholic High school after which she made her career in the insurance business. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

Services will be private at the request of the family.
In Lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in her name to the American Cancer Society or to a charity of your choice.


Condolence & Memory Journal

My deepest sympathy to the (Markhorst) Coleman Families for the loss of your loved one, Johanna, and pray God gives you comfort, peace and strength.

Posted by JW/JKH    March 27, 2020

Aunt Joan, Def the Markhorst Family Matriarch! I have always kept my memories of this Wonderful Women close to my Heart. Aunt Joan so selflessly would do what she could to provide a Happy safe environment for me and my siblings to visit with our Father/Her Brother. Providing some very fond memories-painting ceramics, and Getting to Drink Soda actual Coke in Bottle. And not Just One :). She always had Plenty and as a kid that was A lot! Painting Ceramics Drinking Coke and visiting with Dad while running around in the yard. She also made Sure Dad came to her house for Holidays! Again I will Miss The True Markhorst Matriarch! Xoxo Thank You Aunt Joan For Memories and taking time to make sure Your Brother my Father Was well . Peace.

Posted by Susan Murphy - Family   March 22, 2020

Joan you were a great person and always good to everyone. May you be at peace now. You and Tommy, Stella and Al all together again.
your journey has ended. May It be wonderful. Hugs to all you met in heaven.

Posted by Ruth Kelly    March 21, 2020

Aunt Joan was my favorite family member on my father's side. She was a wonderful Aunt and the most beautiful person. When I was a child on Holidays she would always make sure my Dad was at her house to see us. Going there was my favorite time of Christmas . Aunt Joan RIP Until we meet again.❤

Posted by Laurie Allard - Family   March 21, 2020


Jane Markhorst. Aunt Joan was a second mom to me. She helped me immensely.
Aunt Joan and I would get together. She told me to learn ceramics, cross stitch, crochet and knitting. We would often sit outside and do these things. She was a beautiful person

Posted by Jane Markhorst - Cape May, NJ   March 21, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear of the family's loss. She was a wonderful person and a fun aunt. I remember her and Uncle Tom taking me and my cousin, Keith, shopping for our birthdays when we little. Aunt Joan was a great dancer as well and was always smiling. I will miss your FB messages. RIP

Posted by Denise Spencer - Claymont, DE   March 20, 2020

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