Joan graduated with her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Cotty College and received her master’s degree from the University of Missouri. Joan enjoyed being a part of Big Brothers Big Sisters for many years and helped people with furthering their education, she was a Christian by faith.
Joan is survived by her children; Michelle Spalding Coffman, 8/22/1972 and Emily Renner, 3/15/1973; stepchildren, David Diehn(Barbara), Bryan Diehn(Diane), Chris Diehn(Branda), Melissa Diehn Gibson(Jed); grandchildren, Braden Bennes, Gray Bennes, Rachel Renner, Jake Renner, Michelle Diehn, Greg Bush, Kendall Gibson, Morgan Gibson, Chandler Diehn and Dalton Diehn; sibling, Lois Harris; nieces and nephews Brian Harris, Megan Harris and Michael Harris.
She is predeceased in death by her husband, August; sister, Karen Ford; parents, Joe and Ethlyn Boatright and niece, Danielle Harris.
Visitation for Joan will be held 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Friday April 16, 2021 at Ferry Funeral Home, with the graveside service to follow at Worsley Cemetery, Bronaugh, Missouri.