Joan Esteleen MYERS 1
- Born: 16 Jul 1925, rural rural Mt. Union, Henry Co, IA 2
- Marriage (1): Charles William STEVENS on 20 Jun 1943 in Mt. Union, Henry Co, IA 1
- Died: 14 Apr 2015, Mt. Pleasant, Henry Co, IA at age 89 2
- Buried: 18 Apr 2015, Trinity Cem, near Mt. Union, Henry Co, IA 2
PHOTO: Submitted by Nancy Stevens.
1930 IA CENSUS, Henry Co, Canaan Twp:
Nora Myers, 43, D, 1st marriage age 18, b. IA, father b. IA, mother b. OH, farmer, farm;
Joan E. Myers, dau, 4-8/12, b. IA, parents b. IA;
Milton W. Krieger, lodger, 22, single, b. IA, parents b. IA, laborer, farm.
1940 IA CENSUS, Henry Co, Canaan Twp:
Edna Leonora Myers, 53, D, H-3, b. IA, 1935: same house, farm operator, farm;
Joan E. Myers, dau, 14, attended school, H-1, b. IA, 1935: same house.
Joan Stevens, 89, of Mt. Pleasant, IA, died Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at the Pleasant Manor Care Center.
A visitation will be held from 12 noon to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2015, at the Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel where the family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. that evening. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 18th at the First United Methodist Church with the Reverend Deborah Stowers officiating. Interment will be at Trinity Cemetery. Memorials have been established to First United Methodist Church and Iowa Wesleyan College. On-line condolences may be directed to www.olsonpowell.com.
Born July 16, 1925 in rural Mt. Union, IA, Joan Esteleen was the daughter of Otis Franklin and Edna Lenora "Nora" (Lauer) Myers. She attended school in the Mt. Union Community Schools graduating in 1942. She attended Iowa Wesleyan College for one year. On June 20, 1943 she married Charles William Stevens at the Mt. Union Methodist Church. He preceded her in death on October 7, 2003.
A lifelong homemaker, Joan devoted her time with her husband and family on the family farm until 1987. From 1987-1989, the couple resided in Arkansas. They moved to Mt. Pleasant in 1989.
For over 30 years Joan and Charles wintered in Arizona. They spent many summers traveling through the United States and Canada. Joan was a volunteer for the Midwest Old Threshers Reunion and was one of the first members of the North Village Saloon Singers. For over 30 years she sang with this group, and for 10 years, she was the leader of the group. She was a 50+ year member of the New London Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 440. She was an active member of First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Stevens of Mt. Pleasant, IA; two nephews, Richard Aldrich of Riverside, CA and Dean Hudson of Lakewood, CO; and numerous grand nieces, nephews and cousins.
Preceding her in death are her parents; her husband, Charles; and two sisters, Grace Hudson and Veteus Aldrich.
Joan married Charles William STEVENS, son of Horace Wilson STEVENS and Daisy Belle WICKHAM, on 20 Jun 1943 in Mt. Union, Henry Co, IA.1 (Charles William STEVENS was born on 29 Jan 1922 in Mt. Union, Henry Co, IA,1 died on 7 Oct 2003 in Mt. Pleasant, Henry Co, IA 1 and was buried on 11 Oct 2003 in Trinity Cem, near Mt. Union, Henry Co, IA 1.)