Joan L. Felty, of Lehman Twp, went to be with our Lord on Sunday, November 8th, six days prior to her 75th birthday. She was the daughter of the late Norman and Marie (Dougherty) Lindemuth, Harrisburg. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Wayne L. Felty; daughters, Colleen Reynolds (Bill) and Hope Felty; grandchildren, Matthew and Mikayla Reynolds; sister, Barbara Lindemuth of Harrisburg. Another sister, Betty Ulerick, of Harrisburg, passed away on November 3rd. She graduated from Central Dauphin High School, Harrisburg, took courses at Penn State/Wilkes-Barre and participated in numerous workshops and conferences on special education. Joan enjoyed cooking, perennial flowers, artwork and antiquing/refinishing. She was outgoing and willing to take on leadership roles. She was active in the Lehman United Methodist Church, PTA and Dallas Jr. Women's Club. She was a loving and nurturing mother. She pursued with a passion the best education and opportunities for her mentally disabled daughter, Hope, and advocated for others with disabilities in countless ways. She was active in the Association for Retarded Citizens (ARC) of Luzerne county (vice-president, treasurer, board member, education committee chair) and Luzerne Intermediate Unit's Task Force on Right to Education, chairing its classroom monitoring committee and Inclusion Council. She taught Sunday school class for special needs children at Huntsville Christian Church. At the state level she chaired the ARC/PA education committee, gave legislative testimony and served on the Dept of Education's special ed task force/integration committee. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 17 at 11:00 am at the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc., corner of Rt 29 and 118, Pikes Creek, with Pastor Laura Kyler officiating. If you desire, you can join us for a Live Facebook Webcast at 11:00 am. To access our Facebook page, search the username @CurtisLSwansonFH. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 am prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Lake Twp. Memorial donations in Joan's name can be made to the ARC of NEPA, 115 Meadow Ave, Scranton, PA 18505.