Joan C. Bock Faber

April 02, 1925 ‒ June 25, 2015

Sunbury, Ohio

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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    • Thank you Tracy. He has been amazing with her especially the last few months as she was failing. His patience, tenderness and love were touching and admirable!!

  • Know that we are thinking of you. Include us among your many friends that are sending extra love your way.

  • To all the Faber kids, So sorry for your loss. Your mother is now without pain or worry in the loving arms of Her Father. She had so much faith and love.

  • John and Barb,
    It goes without saying that our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Our memories of Joan will always be of her loving, kind and pleasant nature.
    I could always see in her eyes, how proud she was of you John.
    All our love,
    Mike and Peggy Shelton

  • Jann, Kathy, John, and Gary – I am so sorry about the passing of your mother. You all hold a very special place in my heart and I am sending much love your way.

  • To the entire Faber Family,

    Thinking of you all at the loss of your Mom. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May the memory of dear Joan fill your hearts and may you rejoice in the fact that she is in Heaven, free of pain, hearing pins drop and dancing with your Dad.

    Roberta and Mike Nilsson

  • So sorry to hear about your family’s loss. Our thoughts are with your family.

    Sandy & Lefty

  • Greetings Joan’s Family,
    May God surround you with his never ending grace as you mourn dear sweet Joan’s passing. Now she is in the arms of Jesus forever. We truly miss her at Lutheran Church of the Palms and she will be remembered by all of us. Blessings and peace to you.
    Pastor Greg Hager

  • We will miss Joan so much. She was a part of LCOP sewing group for many years. My prayers are with her family & we will miss her.

  • So glad I got a chance to speak with her at Sarah’s birthday a few weeks ago, Barb & John… She was a lovely lady surrounded by family that loved her. Hearing from so many that she had a full life. Sending condolences since I cannot make the funeral.

    Richelle Kemper & family

  • To all of Joan’s family,
    We sorrow with you at Joan’s passing, yet rejoice that she is with her Lord. She shared her beautiful, strong faith with us in bible study, book club and while making quilts for others. I am thankful that she was in my life. Peace to you all.

  • John and Barb, Joan was a wonderful person and I know she will be missed so very much. You two are the best. Thank you for including me in her 90th birthday celebration. She loved those ribs.
    We have a God that understands your very need, BELIEVE. Have hope in Him.
    Love and Prayers coming your way. Janet


  • Katherine, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I’m glad you were able to spend time with your Mother during the winter and take some memorable family pictures to treasure. Love to you, Bonnie & Steve

  • Barb and John, So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you. Love you both. Rick and Marilyn

  • We are truly sorry for the loss of your Mother, Grandmother, and Family member. She was a very fine Lady. She was blessed with a wonderful family who will sadly miss her and our sympathies go out to all of you.
    Rachel Kingery and Family of Summit Street, Findlay, Ohio

  • John & Barb,

    Joan was a very special person…was so glad that she was able to enjoy her 90th birthday…our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.


  • Joan enjoyed family well-loved, games well-played, books well-read, and time well-spent. Truly a life well-lived!

    Thoughts and prayers going out to all,
    Brion and Sheila Butterbaugh

  • Thinking of both of you and knowing what a difficult time you are going through. Your memories of her will help the healing process. Sending both of you love and prayers.

  • Joan was a wonderful Mom, Grandmother, Wife and a Sister to me. My heartfelt sympathy to all of you. We will all miss her.
    She had a great life to celebrate!
    Love you lots