Tuesday afternoon we lost another link in our family. Our mother Joan Nell Price passed away Dec. 16, 2007, in Elmwood Assisted Living in Fremont.
She was born in Ironton, Ohio, on August 21, 1925, to Carl &Margaret (Fisher) Walker, who preceded her in death. She later met Gene Lewis Price (deceased) and they were married Aug. 16, 1947. They were blessed with eight children.
Joan was very active. She was an accomplished seamstress, enjoyed crocheting and knitting, and crossword puzzles. Her earlier years were spent camping with friends and family. She was a lifetime member of Moose Lodge 1286. Joan was a worldwide traveler with Elderhostel. She was a volunteer at the library at Sacred Heart, and a member of the Alter Rosary Society, but her biggest job was raising her children.
She is survived by her children, Janet Price Glick, David (Rita) Price, Carol (John) Turner, Teresa "Teri" (Ron) Valentine, Regina "Gina" (Roger) Fausey, Timothy "Tim" (Lori) Price, Anthony "Tony" (Elizabeth) Price, and the youngest, Christopher "Chris" (Julie) Price; her brother, Stewart Alan Walker of Maryland; nephew Carl Schell of Fremont; 28 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. We will miss her, she made our lives complete.
She can now join her family in heaven, and from above, she will still be raising us. Joan is preceded in death by her parents, husband Gene "Smiley," and twin sister Jean.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday at Keller-Ochs-Koch Funeral Home, 416 South Arch St., Fremont. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 2:30 p.m. in Sacred Heart Catholic Church with burial at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
Memorials in Joan's name may be made to Hospice of Memorial Hospital, or Sacred Heart Church. Condolences may be made at keller-ochs-kochfuneralhome.com.