Joan Gardner

Friday, August 18, 2006

SIKESTON, Mo. -- Joan Gardner, 72, of Sikeston died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2006, at her home.

She was born Aug. 29, 1933, in Kewanee, Mo., daughter of Elmer and Camille Lands Chadd. She married Roy Gardner, who preceded her in death.

Survivors include a son, Mike Gardner of Sikeston; four daughters, Betty Croney, Gloria "Sissy" Gardner and Lois Dirickson, all of Sikeston, Yvonne Gross of Jackson; four brothers, J.D. and Jim Chadd of Sikeston, Jerry Chadd of O'Fallon, Mo., Tom Chadd of Lilbourn, Mo.; three sisters, Doris Skelton and Wanda Kennedy of Sikeston, Glenda Chadd of Cape Girardeau; three stepchildren, Leroy and Ray Gardner, Linda Ramsey; eight grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren and great-stepgrandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister and four brothers.

Visitation will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Ponder Funeral Home.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Ron Tate officiating. Burial will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery.