Joan W. Stephens, 88, passed away Saturday January 18, 2020 at Baptist Health Floyd Hospital. She was the former Joan Esarey, born in Alton, Indiana and was a member of St. John Presbyterian Church where she served as a Deacon for several years. She was a member of Psi Iota Xi sorority and was a former member of the Valley View Golf Club and the New Albany Country Club. She was an avid bridge player and bowler and was a tremendous cook. She was a volunteer at the Community Kitchen in Jeffersonville, IN. She was preceded in death by her husband: George A. “Skip” Stephens Jr., her son Richard “Dick” Stephens and her companion of 16 years: Jack Hosbach.
Joan is survived by:
her son: Curt Stephens(Portia),
her daughter: Shawna Cherrie(Don),
5 grandchildren: Molly McDonald, Scott Stephens, Adrienne Cherrie, Angela Mendoza(Bryan), and Chris Cherrie, her great-grandson: Jaxon Mendoza,
and her beloved friend: Stephanie Mouser.
A Celebration of Joan’s life will be held at 4 PM Wednesday January 22, 2020 at St. John Presbyterian Church(1307 E Elm St.). Visitation with the family will be from 12 Noon – 4 PM Wednesday at the church before the service.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Naville & Seabrook Funeral Homes.
Memorial contributions may be given to St. John Presbyterian Church.
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