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Joan Beilman (Nonnenmacher)

August 18, 1933 - October 27, 2021

Service Date: November 5, 2021

Funeral Home Hessling Funeral Home

Place of Service Queen of Peace Church

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Joan E. (Nonnenmacher) Beilman, 88, of Hawley, PA passed away peacefully at Wayne Woodlands Manor in Waymart, PA on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 after a short illness.


She was born on August 18, 1933 in Honesdale, PA at the original Wayne Memorial Hospital to the late Frank and Violet (Cosgrove) Nonnenmacher.  Joan was an only child and grew up on Elizabeth Street in White Mills and later moved to Hawley after her marriage to Edmund C. Beilman who passed away in 2001 after 49 years of marriage.


A graduate of Hawley High School in 1952, Joan put her business skills to work at PP&L where she was employed as a secretary until beginning her family.  A loving and dedicated mother, she raised five children and eventually went back to work as a bookkeeper with the First National Bank in Hawley.  In later years, she also was a bookkeeper for LaTournous Produce Company in Hawley.


Joan was a member of Queen of Peace Church and their Altar and Rosary Society. She was an avid reader and found it difficult to put down any book.  Going out to lunch with friends was also one of her favorite past times.


Joan was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  She was the matriarch of the family in the truest sense of the word.  Family was everything to her and became her proudest accomplishment.  She had a keen recall of family history and loved to tell stories of her ancestors to all who would listen.


She leaves behind five children:  Gary and his wife, Andrea; James and his wife, Maureen; Marie Sauter and her husband, Bruce; Carl and his wife, Dawn; and Tracy Vennie and her husband, Patrick.  Joan had nine beloved grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren:  Ryan Beilman and his wife, Stephanie, and their daughters, Scarlette and Penelope; Corie (Beilman) Brubaker and her husband, Charles, and their daughters, Brynn and Gemma; Jamie (Beilman) Coleman and her husband, Chris; Scott Beilman and his wife, Amy and their daughters, Eleanor and Grace; Mark Beilman and his wife, Valerie, and their son, Nicholas, and daughter, Julia; Andrew Sauter and his wife, Megan; and Hannah, Sean, and Molly Vennie.


Joan is also survived by numerous relatives along with many cherished friends.


Friends may visit at Hessling Funeral Home, Inc., 428 Main Street Honesdale on Thursday, November 4, 2021 from 4-7 pm and Mass of Christian burial will be held Friday, November 5th at 10 am at Queen of Peace Church in Hawley.  Internment will be at Queen of Peace Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Cancer Society at PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 and indicate its use for Bladder Cancer Research or the Hawley Public Library at 103 Main Avenue, Hawley, PA 18428.




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