Joan P. Smitheman October 7, 1932 - November 7, 2022

Date of Funeral

November 12, 2022

Joan P. Smitheman, 90, of Aston, passed away Monday, November 7, 2022, at Riddle Memorial Hospital. Born in Philadelphia on October 7, 1932, to William and Florence Goldey. Joan was a lifelong resident of Delaware County and a faithful member of St. Joseph’s parish in Aston. Joan was preceded in death by her dearly beloved husband of 63 years, Kenneth L. Smitheman, Sr. and her son Craig J. Smitheman, Sr. of Brookhaven.

Joan was survived by 4 children, Kenneth Smitheman (Diana) of Hayden, Idaho, Valerie McGee (late Gerald) of Claymont, De, William Smitheman of Philadelphia, PA, and Joan M. Smitheman of Claymont, DE. She is also survived by her 2 daughters-in-law: Gail Smitheman of Brookhaven and Anne Marie Maguire of Seattle, Wash. In addition, Joan is survived by 10 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

Viewing Saturday 9:30-10:30am at St. Joseph’s Church, 3265 Concord Rd., Aston, PA, 19014 with a Mass to follow at 10:30am. Burial SS Peter and Paul Cemetery, Springfield, Pa. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, (, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105 and/or Sisters of St. Joseph, 9701 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA, 19118. Arrangements by the Bateman-Allen Funeral Home, Brookhaven, PA. Online condolences can be sent via


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    Ann Voloshin says

    Mom Smitheman, I will miss you so much. You welcomed me into your home and family, and I felt like one of your own. I cannot thank you enough. You were a devoted mother and a role model of Christian charity. Your family came first, and you always put others before yourself. I was fortunate to have you in my life for so many years. Be at peace now.

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