Jeanne M. Rohel Harkins

Jeanne M. Rohel Harkins, age 89, of Kennett Square, Pa, died on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 in her home at Crosslands Community.  She was the wife of Joseph C. Harkins, with whom she shared 65 years of marriage.  Born in Jersey City, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Robert Rohel and the late Matilda Tomanek Rohel.

Jeanne was known for her kind and compassionate nature; she was incredibly caring, a fantastic listener and had a great sense of humor. She loved to read, cook and take walks through Longwood Gardens with her husband and daughters.  There was nothing Jeanne loved more than being with her family.  She always had a meal ready for them and maybe even an apple pie for dessert (she made the best!).

She is survived by four daughters, Jeannie Astifan and her husband Bill of Chadds Ford, PA, Judy Malkovsky and her husband Jeff of Pittsboro, NC, Dr. Pat Harkins and her husband Jeff Stamets of San Antonio, TX and Kate Harkins of Flagstaff, AZ and her grandchildren, Christine, Elizabeth, John, Lauren, Terry, Brian, and Aaron. She was predeceased by her sister Theresa Novotny.

You are invited to visit with Jeanne’s family and friends from 6-8PM Sunday October 1, 2017 and from 9:30-10:30AM Monday, October 2, 2017 at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home (610-444-4116) 250 W. State St., Kennett Square, PA 19348. Her mass of Christian burial will be 11AM Monday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 212 Meredith St., Kennett Square, PA 19348.  Interment will be at St. Joseph of the Brandywine Cemetery, Greenville, DE .  Contributions in her memory may be made to St. Patrick Church, (memo: renovation fund) 205 Lafayette St., Kennett Square, PA 19348.  To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit

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