Joan C. Bock Faber
April 02, 1925 ‒ June 25, 2015
Joan Christine (Bock) Faber, 90, of Sunbury, Ohio, passed away on June 25, 2015, at the Country View of Sunbury Nursing & Rehabilitation Center with children by her side. She was the heart of her family and will be greatly missed.
Born on April 2, 1925, in Findlay, Ohio, Joan was the daughter of John L. and Mary S. (Weissling) Bock. She graduated from Findlay High School in 1943. She wed Richard Eugene Faber on July 15, 1944, in Charleston, South Carolina while he was in the Navy and enjoyed 62 years of marriage. Dick passed away in 2006 at their Palm Harbor, Florida residence. Joan and Dick lived in Findlay year-round until Joan retired from Cooper Tire and Rubber Company where she worked as a corporate secretary for almost 22 years.
Through the years, while in Findlay, Joan and Dick were active members of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, and later, First Lutheran Evangelical Lutheran Church in Findlay. Always a voracious reader, Joan became an avid golfer upon retirement, especially in Florida where she and Dick resided every winter from 1982.
In 2002, Joan and Dick moved from Findlay to Sunbury, Ohio, and spent their summers at the home of their son and daughter-in-law, John and Barbara Faber. They moved their winter residence from Clermont to Palm Harbor, Florida in 2005. While in Palm Harbor, Joan became a devoted member of The Lutheran Church of the Palms where she enjoyed strong friendships, Bible study, quilting, and book club activities.
Joan was preceded in death by her parents, John L. and Mary S. (Weissling) Bock and husband, Richard Eugene Faber.
She is survived by her four children and their spouses: John and Barbara Faber of Sunbury, Ohio; Katherine and Eric Noblet of Johnson City, Tennessee; Janette (Jann) and John Rowe of Palm Harbor, Florida; and Gary Faber and Teresa Cochran of Clyde, Ohio. She is also survived by three grandchilden and their spouses: Jackson and Laura Faber; Aaron and Kassy Noblet; and Audra Noblet. Her great-grandchildren are: Samuel and Emma Faber; Aleah Noblet; and Audrey Butterbaugh.
Visitation will be from 10 – 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 30, followed by a service at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR 3 at 61, Sunbury, Ohio with Pastor Mike Mack officiating. She will be interred at Maple Grove Cemetery in Findlay, Ohio at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please honor Joan’s life by making a contribution in her memory to the charitable organization of your choice.
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