Joan B. Strohl

January 26, 1928 ‒ May 27, 2020

Delaware, Ohio
Joan Breece Strohl passed away, at the respectable age of 92, on May 28, 2020, at Willow Brook Christian Communities at Delaware Run in Delaware, Ohio. She had been a resident of the Willow Brook Community for five years and a life-long resident of Delaware County.
On January 26, 1928, in Delaware, Ohio, Joan was born to the late Clinton Cyrus and Brigie (Barrett) Breece.  Joan was the youngest of nine children and enjoyed the attention and love of all of her siblings and parents. Joan played in and worked in the greenhouses and fields of her father’s wholesale business of growing colorful chrysanthemums for shipping all over the Eastern and Midwestern United States. Joan once had an article that she had written about her father’s business, published in the Delaware Gazette and was very proud of this achievement.
Joan graduated from Delaware Willis High School in 1945. She served on many reunion committees celebrating important milestones years which gave her great joy. Upon graduation Joan worked at the Delaware County Courthouse, then secured a job with the Whitney and Firestone Law Firm. After raising her children, Joan worked for the Mental Health Board at The Way House. She made many close friends while employed there.
On May 8, 1948, Joan married Joseph William Strohl in Kentucky. They had five children, raising four to adulthood. When the children were in elementary/middle school, Joan was active in the various schools’ parent-teacher activities. Joan and Bill dressed as Bonnie and Clyde for the oldest child’s Senior Prom Dinner, complete with beret and gangster hat!
Joan gave piano lessons at various times to students who still remember her fondly. A great joy to Joan were the several Euchre groups in which she played. The immediate family and extended family get-togethers and reunions were of the utmost importance to Joan.
Joan was predeceased by her parents, her eight siblings, her husband, Bill Strohl in 2015, her daughters, Sandra Kay Strohl in 1948, and Carol Sue Strohl, in 2012.
Joan is survived by daughters, Brenda (David) Steinbrecher, Janice (Jim) Roberston, and son, Scott (Ka-Lin) Strohl; grandchildren, Casey (Lauren) Steinbrecher, Nicholas Steinbrecher, Brittany (Andrew) Sisson, Jacob Strohl and Sarah Strohl; great-grandchildren. Luke Steinbrecher, Gracie Steinbrecher and Arlo Sisson.
Due to the circumstances of the Covid19 virus, a Private Graveside will be held.
The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, Delaware, is honored to be serving Joan’s family.
Memorial Donations in Joan’s name can be sent to: The Alpha Group,1000 Alpha Drive, Delaware, OH 43015; Heartland Hospice, Suite 300, Marion, OH 43302; and Willow Brook At Delaware Run, 100 Delaware Crossing W., Delaware, OH 43015.
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  • Aunt Joan gives us so many memories to celebrate from letting Janice put chocolate milk on her cereal when we were all kids to sending mementos of my mother to me more recently. She was loved and that’s the most valuable tribute. Ken and I send our sincere condolences.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Nick. Grandma’s are a blessing and I am sure she brought many happy moments into your life. If you need anything let me know.

  • I worked with Joan at the Way House in the 1980’s, Her sense of humor and smile and laughter always. brightened my day. Praying for her and her famly.

  • I’m so sorry to hear about Ms.Strohl . I have know the family for years she was a very kind and loving lady. She cherished her family in her heart always. All the family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Joan Strohl ~ DeeDee & George Warden

  • I worked Joan at the Way House and later had enjoyable lunches with her at Willow Brook. I loved her independent spirit, her laughter, and her fun personality. These same qualities made her a favorite with the Way House staff. She loved her family and told stories of their growing up experiences as well as her childhood fun riding a motorcycle. She was truly one of a kind! Sending sympathy to her family.

  • Sending my prayers and sympathy to the family on their loss. I loved seeing Joan’s excitement when Bob and I would see her at Willow Brook. It was mostly for Bob. She loved talking with him!

  • We send our sympathy to Joan’s family and friends and keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. A neighbor and friend that we think of often and fondly. We loved to listen to her stories!

    Dwaine and Kim Seeley

  • Sending sincere condolences to all of Joan’s family. Our families go way back. Joan was always so beautiful & dressed impeccably. She also always had the most beautiful smile. Thinking of all of you.

    Ralph & Patti Bach & Family

  • I’m so sorry for your loss! I loved her deep voice, dry sense of humor and how she would roll her eyes if she didn’t want to say what she was thinking!

  • Hi Scott, Brenda, Janice and families, Our condolences for your loss. Your mom had a wonderful demeanor and great sense of humor. She always had a smile on her face whenever I encountered her. I wish we could be there in person. Perhaps we’ll get a chance later on. Our prayers are with you.

    Dave and Emily Andrews
    Jan Andrews
    Mike and Mary Andrews