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“Sending blessings and love to the Stringer family. Joan had a big heart and always opened her home to friends of her kids. Rest in peace Joan.Liz ...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Liz Costin - Friend

“Joan, thank you for your friendship and being such a good neighbor. You are missed. Rest easy in God's hands. Todd, Leslie & family ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Todd Elliott - Battle Creek, MI

“Had the opportunity to work with Joan while she was the treasurer at First Baptist Church. She was always so sweet, I miss our talks about family and...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Vicki olmstead - Battle Creek, MI

“I met Joan in 1984 when I moved to Michigan. She has always been my bonus Mom and Aunt Joan to my children. She has always been there for me no...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Lynn Bennett - MI - Friend

“I worked at First Baptist Church for five years as the secretary and Joan Stringer was always so sweet. She was a friend. She also went to school...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: DIXIE VICARS - Battle Creek, MI

“To Joan, my dear friend and neighbor. Thanks for sharing 25 years of life's ups and downs. Until we meet again, love, Lois ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Lois Munn - Battle Creek, MI

“So very sorry to learn of Joan's passing. Have known her for many years first at the First Baptist Church and then at the Country Club Meadows...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Paul and Jean Kline - MI - Friend

“RIP, Joanie. Good memories. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Tom Blaising - South Haven, MI


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Joan Annette Stringer, passed away at home on May 1, 2022 after battling a long illness. She was born December 30, 1934 in Battle Creek to Frank L. and Pauline (Harrison) Wade.

She graduated from Central High School in 1952. She married James F. Stringer in May 1954 at First Baptist Church in Battle Creek, MI. While Jim was in the Navy, they lived in Memphis, TN, Vallejo, CA, and Long Beach, CA. They moved to Memphis, TN when Jim left the Navy and lived there from 1957 to 1960 when they moved back to Battle Creek.

Joan worked as a secretary at Civil Defense in B.C., Long Beach Naval Shipyard, General Foods, Northwestern Junior High, and retired from Stetler, Vanderveer and Associates after 22 years as an administrative assistant in 1998. She was a former member of First Baptist Church serving as a church treasurer for 12 years. She enjoyed gardening, reading, crossword puzzles, and being with friends and family.

Surviving are three children, Jeffrey of St. Augustine, FL, Steven (Joyce) Stringer and Julie Neumann of Battle Creek; four grandchildren, Kevin, Angela, Shannon and Jennifer; Three great-grandchildren, Skyler, Sam, Ayesha, as well as nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband James Stringer in 1987, her parents, brothers Roland and Jack Wade and their wives, Delores and Aileen, respectively.

Funeral services to celebrate Joan's life will be 12:00 p.m. Monday, May 9, 2022 at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care with visitation one hour prior. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Humane Society of South-Central Michigan or the Salvation Army. Personal messages to the family of favorite memories of Joan may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.