Joan Marie Maston
11/5/1942 - 4/24/2017
Joan Marie Chapman Maston born November 5, 1942 in Ottowa, Ill. Parents; Denzil and Loretta Chapman. She lived in Ottowa until she went to 5th grade. Her family moved to Bloomington, Ill and she graduated from Bloomington High School in 1961. After she graduated from High School she went to work as a telephone operator. While working at the telephone company she met a young man who had just gotten out of the Navy. They fell in love at first site and two weeks later they were married. They were married 42 years when her husband Marvin Maston passed away.
Joan worked as truck driver for Film Processor, and they also had two business that they owned. One business was Video and Wedding Pictures. Joan and Marv owned a Professional Office Building Cleaning Company. Joan was running the business when her husband got cancer.
After her husband passed Joan grieved and grieved. Joan and her husband were very close and she got sick. She had some serious medical problems. One of her closest friends called and said I needed to come and see Joan. When I got there I knew I was going to bring her back to Port Orchard.
Joan has lived in Illinois, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Washington State. Joan has resided in Port Orchard, WA at Ridgemont Nursing home for the last 14 years.
Joan was a member of Sherwood Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, LA. She volunteered at the local nursing homes. Three times a week she would go serve tea to those that were confined to their rooms. She made thousands of cookies. She had a huge wicker basket that she filled and would pass them out t6o those she served tea too. She loved gardening and she would call it God’s Garden. She had a lot of birds in her garden and she loved sitting just enjoying the birds and flowers.
Joan has two sisters; Erma Lambert (Marv) Port Orchard, WA, and Carol Cox (Bob) Greenville, Ohio. Joan has 5 nieces and 5 nephews. Preceded in death; both parents Denzil and Loretta Chapman, Brothers; Wayne Chapman and Raymond Chapman, and great niece Jordyn Knudson.
She will be greatly missed by all.
May 3, 2017
Haven of Rest Memorial Park
8503 Hwy 16 NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98332