She totally recovered from cancer and was very appreciative of the care she received. Joan and her husband cared for Joan’s mother in their home starting in 1976, and Joan became widowed in 1999. She continued to care for her mother until her passing in 2007. In addition to caregiving, Joan volunteered at her church.
Joan was so impressed with the hospice care her mother received, that she decided to volunteer for hospice. She went on a search for Doctor Stevens and found that he owned Highway Christian Hospice. She started volunteering with the agency in 2008. Joan continued to volunteer after Highway Christian Hospice was sold to Carmen Klemis and became Valiant Hospice in 2017.
Joan has had an amazing journey of service with our agency. She has spent many hours helping out with administrative work in our business office over the years. She also visited a countless number of patients for socialization, companionship, spiritual support and care giver relief. Joan always brought with her a smile, a compassionate caring heart, a love for people and a lifetime of experience serving others.
We would like to recognize her for her lifetime humanitarian accomplishments. Joan took ill and passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family on March 7, 2019. She is survived by her son Jeff and his wife Jeannie and two grandchildren Tyler and Angie. We are truly thankful to have had Joan on our team and in our lives for so many years. She was a blessing to everyone she came in contact with, and will continue to soar in heaven.
God bless our dear friend ~