Joan “Jo” (Vance) Ogden age 87, formerly of Fairfield, passed away Thursday, November 5, 2020, at Lutheran Living, in Muscatine, Iowa.
Graveside service will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, November 12, 2020, at Evergreen Cemetery with Pastor Danny Cary officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and mailed to Ronald Ogden, 3521 North Thornwood Avenue, Davenport, Iowa 52806.
Joan was born September 12, 1933, to Hollis and Elma (Price) Vance in Van Buren County. She was raised in Van Buren County graduating from Fox Valley Schools in 1950. Shortly after graduation she moved to Fairfield seeking employment, first waitressing then at Falco. She met a handsome young fellow named Robert not long after they married on September 11, 1955. Bob and Jo had their four children Douglas, Ronald, David and Roberta which they raised in Fairfield.
From a very young age Joan had a passion for playing piano starting at her church in Milton. Her love of music continued, leading her path into management at Sorden Music Company which she did for many years.
Another interest of Joan’s was writing poetry. One of her poems won a contest and was even published. At Christmas time Joan would grace the family with one of her clever poems that included the family’s events for the year. But Joan’s ultimate passion was her love for her family. Forever showing her understanding, compassion and never-ending love for all.
Joan will be missed by her children, Douglas (Kathryn) Ogden of Coralville, Ronald (Linda) Ogden of Davenport, David (Carla) Ogden of Panora, Roberta Ogden (David Kellicut, deceased) Iowa City; 6 grandchildren, Logan Ogden, Lindsay Ogden, Sean Ogden, Tanner Lange, Tori Ogden, Olivia Kellicut; and 6 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Hollis and Elma; husband, Robert “Bob”; one brother Wyatt, and two sisters; Darlene and Carolyn.