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Joan Irene (Haverstock) Adams

September 4, 1948 — November 10, 2020



Joan Irene (Haverstock) Adams

Joan Irene (Haverstock) Adams, age 72, of Richfield, and formerly of Dillsburg, passed away peacefully at Richfield Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Richfield on Tuesday, November 10, 2020.  Joan was born on Saturday, September 4, 1948, in Carlisle to the late William George Haverstock and Martha Eve (Eichelberger) McCauslin.  Joan was the widow of Terry Lynn Adams, whom she married on June 8, 1968, and who died on August 10, 2020.

Joan’s survivors include her two children: Heather Annette VanHoy of Mechanicsburg, Troy Lynn Adams of Mechanicsburg; her three grandchildren: Zachary Fritz, William “Billy” Adams and Drew VanHoy; her great-grandson: Zachary Fritz, Jr.; her sister, Donna Gordon of York; and several nieces and nephews.

Joan graduated from Northern High School as part of the class of 1966.  She worked as a secretary for the Kinney Shoes in Mechanicsburg.  She was a member of Wolgamuth Church of the Brethren in Dillsburg.  Joan loved to crochete, watch game shows on television and solving word search puzzles.  Joan missed her husband, Terry, and is finally reunited with him.

Joan’s family will be celebrating her life privately.  Interment in Wolgamuth Church of the Brethren Cemetery in Dillsburg will be at the family’s convenience.  Cremation was private.

The family sends their most heartfelt thanks to everyone at Richfield Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center who so lovingly cared for Joan.

The family respectfully asks that contributions be made in Joan’s memory to help defray her final expenses.  Donations of any amount are welcome and greatly appreciated.  To donate, simply click on the “Donations” tab on Joan’s obituary which appears on  Donations by check can be made payable to Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory, 37 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.  Credit card donations by telephone can be made by dialing (717) 766-3421.  Joan’s family thanks you and Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory for the financial support at this difficult time.

Joan’s family has entrusted her care to Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Joan’s full obituary, view her photograph, offer condolences and sympathy, share stories and memories, upload photographs and videos, light a candle and sign her official guest book by visiting

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