Joan was born on September 11, 1939, in McPherson, KS, the daughter of John B. and Hazel M. (Dix) Carpenter. She graduated from McPherson High School in 1957.
She was a member of Unity Church of Wichita.
The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at Stockham Family Funeral Home, McPherson with a visitation/viewing viewing from 12:00 PM (noon) until service time on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service at McPherson Cemetery.
Survivors include: aunt, Gwen Eck of McPherson, KS; two cousins, Joe Eck of McPherson, KS and George Eck and wife, Mona, of McPherson, KS; special friends, Enrique Guererri and wife, Emily, and their children of Valley Center, KS; her dear friends, the “Golden Girls”; and beloved dog, Wally.
She was preceded in death by her parents and step-father, John Stafford.
Memorial donations may be given the McPherson County Humane Society in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.