Josephine Poe

(Jun 3, 1930 to Oct 31, 2010)

Josephine Poe (nee Kennedy) died peacefully on October 31.rnHaving raised 7 boys and two girls, her life was best summed up by one word: busy. She was the mom taxi not only for her kids, but for all of their friends. Family was always important: birthdays were never forgotten and she loved to visit. Josephine may have spent the majority of her years in the Delanco/Riverside area, but her youth in Ocean City left her with salt water in her veins: she loved the shore. Her collection of carousel horses gave a hint to her early life: her father ran the merry go round in Ocean City and she was the first ring girl. rnShe loved to gather her flock during the holidays, but she was especially partial to Christmas. She loved to give and get gifts, go all out decorating and her tree was always the largest. If she knew you for more than five minutes, you were on her Christmas card list. rnShe was the wife of both the late James E. Poe and the late Richard V. Tollmann Sr. and is survived by her children: Richard V Tollmann Jr. , Joanne C. Brown, Charlotte L. Miller, Donald E., Douglas W., Jamie D., Dennis W., James A., and Paul Lynn; sisters, Wilma Ireland, Ida Mae Johnson and Mary Guenther; 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. rnCome celebrate 80 great years Tuesday 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 – 11 a.m. at the Sweeney Funeral Home, Riverside, where there will be an 11 a.m. service. Interment private at the convenience of the family. Donations in lieu of flowers to lifechoice hospice, 200 Dryden Road, Suite 330, Dresher Pa, 19025 will be appreciated.rn

6 thoughts on “Josephine Poe

  1. Beth Seger

    Joanne, Rick & Karen, Charlotte,rnLylann just called and told me about your Mom’s passing – I was so very sorry to hear the news. I know she had not been well but still always difficult. Obviously I hadn’t seen or talked to your Mom for a very long time but just thinking of her makes me smile. She was such a special lady – so friendly, caring and fun! I always wished that your family lived closer so we could have spent more time together and therefore looked forward to your visits. You did a great job with the slide show – great pictures – although at times very bittersweet – so many are no longer with us. You should truly celebrate her life – it was a great one! rnTake Care,rnBeth

  2. Bob and Betty Krauss

    We remember when Jo came up to Wyalusing for a visit with us. Charlotte drove up from Benton to join us. Jo was an adventurer and truly never forgot your Birthday! She has left us with many fond memories.

  3. Liz (Poe) Munsch

    Aunt Jo was very special to me and for many years (especially after Uncle Jim died) we exchanged letters and pictures. She would keep me up to date on her kids lives, helping me feel close when I lived so far. I love the pictures and wish all of my cousins the best as you deal with this great loss. She was one special lady!

  4. Cheryl Poe

    I will always keep Aunt Jo in my heart forever. It is true that if she knew your address you were getting a Christmas card for sure! The laughter, tears and good times that I have with me from my childhood would not be possible without each and every Aunt and Uncle. Thanks for those memories Aunt Jo, you will not be forgotten. Love, Cheryl Poe

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