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Obituary for Kathy J. "Jo" Lapp

Kathy “Jo” Lapp, 60, of Mercersburg, PA, passed peacefully with her daughters by her side on February 7th, 2022 at Wellspan York Hospital.
Born December 13, 1961, in Chambersburg, PA, she was the daughter of the late Eva (Miller) Irvin.
Jo was a 1979 graduate of Fannett-Metal High School. She was employed as a waitress at Milky Way Restaurant for over 30 years.

Earlier in her life she enjoyed shooting pool, playing cards, and going to the races. Jo’s daughters were her biggest joy in life, as she supported them through all of their activities and accomplishments. She also enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, going to the beach, and making chicken corn soup to share with others. Jo’s other interests included watching Premier League football and playing Candy Crush; proudly achieving level 3,956! Jo was known for making others laugh and was one of a kind. She was a member of the American Legion Post #606, Fort Loudon PA.

Jo is survived by her daughters, Lacey J. Lapp of Mercersburg, and Loren D. Lapp of Pittsburgh; her brothers, John R. Irvin of East Waterford, and Roger L. Irvin of Concord; and her grand-dog, Murphy.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 PM on Thursday, February 17, 2022 at Fries Funeral Home, Mercersburg, with Pastor Resa Schrack officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be held one hour prior to the service, at 3:00 PM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America: 290 Turnpike Road, Suite 5-315, Westborough, MA 01581 or donate online at