Joanne M. Castlebury

Joanne M. Castlebury, 88, a lifelong resident of Muncy, went home to be with her Lord on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021 in the UPMC Williamsport Hospital. Born Thursday, Jan. 26, 1933 at Muncy, Lycoming Co., Pa., she was a daughter of the late Harold and Marie (Baker) Hackenberg.

Joanne was a 1951 graduate of Muncy High School and in 1956 received a degree in psychology from Lycoming College. She was part owner of radio station WMPT in South Williamsport and the daughter-in-law of Dr. Galen Castlebury.

Joanne was a 73 year member of the Muncy First United Methodist Church where she was active in United Methodist Women, having served as president and a member and former vice president of the Williamsport District United Methodist Council where she served as social concerns coordinator. She had also been a mission chairperson lay delegate to the Central Pennsylvania Conference, was on the Pastor-Staff Committee, had served as trustee for three years and was on the Administration Council.

She was a member of the West Branch Chorale for over 25 years traveling with the chorale on several singing tours to Europe and England. Joanne was a Past Noble Grand at Hughesville Rebecca Lodge 215 and was a district deputy on three occasions. Until recently, she served on the election board, since 1960, and was judge of elections for Muncy’s First Ward. She enjoyed reading and playing weekly in multiple bridge groups. In her earlier years she was an avid bowler and received over a dozen individual or team trophies.

She is survived by two children, Galen Castlebury of Bel Air, Md., and Galene (Ron) Smith of Mill Hall; three grandsons, David (Stephanie) Schoch of Beech Creek; Stephen (Jakki) Schoch of Elmira, N.Y., and Timothy (Ashley) Schoch of Lycoming Creek; and three great-grandchildren, Jaden, Kairi and Noah.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 1:30 p.m. from the Muncy First United Methodist Church, 602 S. Market St., Muncy, PA 17756. Interment will be in Wildwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Wednesday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions in her memory be made to the Muncy First United Methodist Church. Those attending should follow CDC guidelines, practice social distancing and wear a mask.

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