Joan M. (Harmon) Keough, age 86, of Swanton, Ohio, died peacefully in her sleep, Saturday morning, August 13, 2016 in her home. She was born July 20, 1930 in Delta, Ohio to Glen and Dorothy (Overmyer) Harmon. She married Paul Keough in March of 1948 and he preceded her in death in July of 2000.
Joan was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, an avid reader, crossword extraordinaire, accomplished bunco player and puzzle enthusiast. She loved flowers, pulling dandelions, murder mysteries and romance novels. Joan was born during the depression and raised four wonderful children on the family farm in Swanton while working at Cable & Wire, followed by Modine Manufacturing and later, Brooks retail store. Keeping up with her husband, Paul, was no easy task, and Joan did so with grace. Joan filled her life with family and taking care of others. She was very active in the lives of her grandchildren, and was always ready for impromptu sleepovers and competitive card games.
Joan is survived by her children, Douglas (Sherry) Keough, Stephen (Judy) Keough and Elaine (John) Purdy; son-in-law, John Frank; grandchildren, Patrick, Kevin, Andrea, Heather, Amanda and Jeff, and 12 great-grandchildren; her sisters, Betty Keough, Carol Harmon; brother, Roger (Kathy) Harmon and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband, Paul, Joan was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Carolyn Frank; granddaughter, Gail Keough; and brothers, Richard and Don Harmon.
Family and friends may visit Friday, August 19th from 12:00 (Noon) to 2:00 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home, 204 Chestnut St. in Swanton (419.826.2631), where funeral services will begin at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Sharples Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 210 N. Main St., Swanton, OH 43558 or Carly Cares, (501c3) P.O. Box 2562, Whitehouse, OH 43571.
Residence: Swanton, Ohio
Visitation: Friday, August 19th from 12:00 (Noon) to 2:00 pm at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton
Funeral Service: Friday, August 19th at 2:00 pm in the Funeral Home
Interment: Sharples Cemetery