Joan W. (Esarey) Stephens

September 12, 1931 ~ January 18, 2020 (age 88)


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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January 22, 2020

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
St. John Presbyterian Church(

Celebration of Life
January 22, 2020

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
St. John Presbyterian Church(

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