Joan VannName: Joan Vann
Date of Death: February 4, 2014
Age at death: 82
Joan M. Vann (née Morris), 82, passed away February 4, 2014. Born in 1932, the only child of Ronald Morris and Walsie Frady, she was raised in the mountains of Waynesville, North Carolina. After completing her degree at Brenau College, Joan eventually settled in Kirkwood, Missouri. She lived there for more than 30 years as a homemaker, raising three children and doing bookkeeping for various
businesses, including the Kirkwood Farmers’ Market. In 1997, Joan fulfilled her life-long dream of moving to her Florida “paradise.” While in Florida, she pursued her passions of world travel and gourmet cooking. She took great pleasure in the warm weather, beautiful beaches, many birds, and painting with her friends at H2U. She loved the sea, sailing and exotic ports of call. She is survived by two sons, David (Jamie) and James, one daughter, Mary Flores (José), and one granddaughter, Eva Triana.
Following her wishes, no Memorial Services will be held, but her ashes will be scattered at sea. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel in charge of arrangements. Donations in her honor may be made to Save our Seabirds, in Sarasota, Florida (www.saveourseabirds.org). Condolences to www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.