Joan (Johanna) Chellis


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Wayne - Joan (Johanna) Chellis, 67, of Wayne, died Friday, October 27, 2017, at MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta.
Joan was born in Augusta, November 12, 1949, the daughter of Peter Lansing, MD and Carolyn (Osgood) Lansing. She was a graduate of Cony High School and the University of Maine, Orono. Joan became an accomplished fabric artist, making quilts and wall-hangings, often times from her own painted fabrics. Her work has been shown all over New England and she was known for her strong sense of color. She was also an avid reader.
Joan was predeceased by her parents.
She is survived by her husband, William "Bill" Chellis, of Wayne; her aunt, Ruth Gallagher, of Scarborough, and two cousins.
A memorial celebration of Joan's life will be held at Roberts Funeral Home, 62 Bowdoin Street, Winthrop, Saturday, November 11, 2017, at 1:00 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to the Cary Memorial Library, P.O. Box 127, Wayne, Maine 04284.
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Published on November 4, 2017
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