Joan Morrow

October 09, 1936 ‒ February 11, 2010

Lexington, Ohio

LEXINGTON: Always ready for a good debate, Joan Morrow was confident in her political views as well as her beliefs on equal rights and civil rights. Known as strong-minded, Joan harbored democratic viewpoints. Joan’s personality allowed her to be a strong advocate for President Barack Obama’s campaign. Always in touch with current events both local and global Joan knew all of the current politicians.

On Thursday, February 11, 2010 Joan left the pain and discomfort of her earthly body following a courageous battle with cancer.

Born October 9, 1936 Joan was the daughter of Milton and Mary (McDonough) Klein. In 1969 she moved to the Mansfield area where she graduated from North Central Technical College with a degree in Accounting. Joan used her accounting skills while working at the former Essex Wire Company where she was office manager. Joan retired after working over 20 years.

Years ago as a Mothers Day gift Joan received her first pet cockatiel. From that day forward she raised numerous cockatiels dedicating her time and focus to the birds she so dearly loved. Joan loved reading and solving crossword puzzles.

Always willing to fight for a better cause she donated both her time and money to the Humane Society, Paralyzed Veterans, Salvation Army, and Bird Sanctuary.

Joan is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law Sally and Greg Young of Bellville, Beverly Lear of Lexington and Janet Bender of Mansfield, Julie and Paul Cox of Oregon, Ohio; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren and one great grandchild on the way; brother Dr. Stephen Klein of Florida.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her brother and sister-in-law Tommy and Bobbie Klein.

The Morrow family has chose compassionate cremation services.

Memorial contributions to the Richland County Humane Society may be made through the funeral home. The Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Morrow family.

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