Joanna Stevens, 82, of Connersville, while surrounded by her friends and family at Glen Oaks (Legacy Lane) Health Campus in New Castle, Indiana, gave both of her hands to God on May 20th so that she could be eternally reunited with her husband, James E. Stevens.
Joanna was born March 14, 1936, to Hubert and Ethel Whitten, Connersville, Indiana. She has five brothers, Ronald, Lowell, Gerald (Fern), Keith and Jerry (Vesta) Whitten. Joanna graduated in 1955 from Connersville High School. She met and then married the love of her life, James on March 24, 1957. They had two sons, Mark (Denise) Stevens, of Cambridge City and Brian (Connie) Stevens, of Centerville, Indiana.
She loved and enjoyed every moment with her grandchildren, Justin (Melissa) Stevens and their children, Carson and Madelyn. Nathan (Megan) Stevens and their daughter, Olive. Brandon Stevens and his children, Brooklyn and Mason. Braydon (Sarah) Stevens and their son, Reagan James. She loved and enjoyed her two granddaughters, Marissa and Kelsey Stevens. She also loved the moments spent with her nieces and nephews.
Joanna was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Connersville, where she was a soprano in the choir. She also was a member of the “In & Around” club of Milton, Indiana. She proudly researched and informed the members of current “health and safety” issues.
She collected hundreds of angels and read every book, and devotional she (we) could find her. Joanna delighted in knowing that after loving and being with all the angels here on earth, that someday she would be with them in heaven, to watch over the ones left here. She wants to sing and rejoice with God and his choir.
Joanna was reunited with her parents, her brothers, Ronald, Jerry (Vesta), Lowell and Gerald Whitten, and her beloved “guard dog,” Freckles.
With the love, compassion, and understanding of our extended family to Golden Rule SNF, Asera Cares Hospice and Glen Oaks Assisted Living, especially Caitlin Crosby and Carol Foster with her memory care. Also, the family wants to express our deep love and appreciation to Connie Stevens for her care and love given to our mother.
She made it. We all know she is at peace and where she wants to be. Joanna, we all love and will miss you greatly. Enjoy your dance with Jim, and know that your story doesn’t end now, it’s only a new chapter.
Funeral services for Joanna will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 26, 2018, at Grace United Methodist Church, 2836 Indiana Avenue, Connersville. Reverend Ronnie Wiley will officiate. Burial will follow in Westside Cemetery, Milton, Indiana. Friends may call from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 25, 2018, at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home, Connersville.
Memorial contributions can be made to Red Bird Mission, and online condolences may be made anytime at millermosterrobbins.com.