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Joan Ruth (Higgins) FunderburgFebruary 3, 1932 ~ August 24, 2017 (age 85)
Joan Ruth Funderburg, age 85, of Troy passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2017. Joan was born in Shelby County, Ohio on February 3, 1932 to Wayne and Eleanor (Konz) Higgins. The family moved to Piqua in 1942 and Joan graduated from Piqua High school in 1949. Following her graduation she worked at the Anchor Manufacturing Company from 1949 until 1954. Joan’s love of beautiful flowers led her to a wonderful 25 year career at Edgar Smith flower shop in Troy.
Joan married James Funderburg on April 8, 1951 and the two spent 51 happy years together until his death on August 4, 2002. She was very proud of her two sons James W. Funderburg (Kathy) of Bryan, Ohio and Thomas C. Funderburg (Susan) of Troy, Ohio and her five grandchildren, Nathaniel (Rachel) Funderburg of Piqua, Ohio, Nicholas (Brynne) Funderburg of Columbus, Ohio, Philip Funderburg (Alisha, fiancée) of Englewood, Ohio, Hannah Funderburg, of Troy, Ohio, and Austin Funderburg who is currently attending Ohio University and her three great grandchildren Marin and Dane Funderburg of Piqua and Bridget Funderburg of Miamisburg Ohio. In addition to her immediate family Joan is survived by her sister in law Joan (Lou) Marrs, nephew Jeff (Joanna) Marrs, and niece Jill Lyman all of Piqua. Her extended family included step grandchildren Niki (Matthew) Davis of Bryan, Ohio, Penny (Michael) Roth of Toledo, Ohio and step great grandchildren Griffin and Owen Davis of Bryan, Ohio, Christopher (ReAnnen) Roth and Cami (Steven) Szirotnyak of Toledo, Ohio, plus, step great-great grandchildren Emma and Carson Roth of Toledo, Ohio.
To say Joan enjoyed sports would be an understatement she and her husband were long time season ticket holders and supporters of Troy High School athletics, loved to attend the American Legion baseball games, enjoyed their trips to Athens to cheer on the Bobcats and bled Ohio State Scarlet and Grey.
Services will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at the Riverside Cemetery Chapel, Troy with Rev. Dale Ritts officiating. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Troy. The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 7:00 PM on Monday at Baird Funeral Home in Troy. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Miami County, PO Box 502, Troy, OH 45373.
Condolences may be expressed to the family through www.bairdfuneralhome.com.
Ohio Hospice of Miami County
P.O. Box 502, Troy OH 45373