Joan Dedden

January 30, 1930 ‒ January 15, 2017

Lexington, Ohio

Joan Dedden passed away Sunday, January 15, 2017 in her Lexington home surrounded by her family. She was 86.

She was born January 30, 1930 to parents John C. & Alma (Greer) Garrett in Washington Court House, Ohio. After Joan graduated from Washington High School, she married Bernard H. Dedden Jr. and they shared many wonderful years of marriage until he passed away in 1998. They are together again.

Joan and Bernard spent many years travelling between Mansfield and Covington, Kentucky for Bernard’s job.  Eventually they settled and Joan worked for Tappan in the human resources department, until retiring when the company closed.

In spare time, she was the PERL Treasurer, a member of Resurrection Parish, and was very active with the Democratic Party. She was involved with fund raisers and work part-time in the treasures office during tax season. But Above all, Joan was very fond and dearly loved her cat Squeaky.

She is survived by her daughter Julianne (Don) Smith; grandsons Evan and Matt Smith; sister-in-law Laverne Keene; nieces and nephews; and dear friends Sharon, Steven, and Christopher Schultz.

In addition to her loving husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Jonathan Garrett.

A graveside service will be held in Joan’s memory on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 1 p.m. in the Mother of God Cemetery, 3125 Madison Avenue, Latonia, Kentucky.

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  • I had the honor of helping Joan over the years with repairing her cars. She would come into the Dealership with a smile. Joan was always very nice to me and I enjoyed dealing with her. She will be missed. May the Lord Bless her Family.

  • May your faith in God and his promise of a resurrection help to bring you comfort at this time of sorrow.
    Truely, I tell you today, you will be with me in Paradise. Luke 23:43.

  • I will miss you Aunt Joan but I know you are with Uncle Bernie now. Together for eternity . My thoughts and prayers to Julianne, Sharon and Steve.