Joane M. (Mackrell) Wood, 72, of Kempton, PA, passed away unexpectedly in her home on November 14, 2021. She was the loving wife of Keith A. Wood, with whom she celebrated 50 years of marriage in June 2021. Born in Chestertown, MD and raised in Haddonfield, NJ, she was a daughter of the late Alexander and Jane (Swinton) Mackrell. Joane was a longtime member of Frieden’s Lutheran Church, Stony Run, PA, where she was a teacher and led a preschool program for many years. She was dedicated to her family, friends, gardening, and helping those around her. In addition to her husband, survivors include her son, Joshwa A. Wood of Kempton, PA; and daughters, Courtney A. Wood of Philadelphia, PA, and Lindsey A. Wood of San Francisco, CA. She was predeceased by her sister, Diane Mackrell. There will be a private celebration of life held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in Joane’s name to her daughters’ nonprofit Global Hope Alliance at 2155 Richland Terrace Quakertown, PA 18951 or on Venmo @GlobalHopeAlliance. Funds will supply a library in Joane’s honor as well as other educational projects in Africa.
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