Joan Marie Iams, RN
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age 81, passed away from a sudden illness on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. She was born in Massillon on July 31, 1932 to the late Elmer and Frances (Wilson) Hindley. She was a 1950 graduate of Washington High School and a 1953 graduate of Massillon Community Hospital School of Nursing. She married George R. Iams on August 20, 1953 and they shared 61 loving years together until her passing. Joan worked as an Emergency Room Nurse for many years at several different hospitals and worked as an office nurse for Dr. Lester Shultis and Dr. Nicholas Kalorides in Canton. Joan was a woman of many interests including gardening, genealogy, photography, golf, bowling, bridge and travel. She was well known in the neighborhood for her frequent bicycle rides. Joan was very involved in the community including organizing reunions for her nursing class, chairperson for the Edgewood Golf LeagueThe Lady Niners, The Imps Club and several bridge groups. She will forever be remembered as a selfless and loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Sister and Friend.
In addition to her husband, she leaves to cherish her memory her children, Gregory (Tammy) Iams, Bradley Iams, Leslie (Lee) Kuntz, and Phillip (Christie) Iams; her grandchildren, Kathleen, Stephanie, Courtney, Dylan, Leah, Brianna, Emily and Andrew; her great-granddaughter, Averie Jo; her sister, Pat (Joseph) Mahoney as well as a host of nieces, nephews and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Blaine Hindley.
A Funeral Service will be held at the Paquelet & Arnold-Lynch Funeral Home on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 at 11 a.m. Rev. Cecil Thayer officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will take place at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Joan's name to the Stark Community Foundation.
Paquelet & Arnold-Lynch
Funeral Home 330-833-4839
Paquelet & Arnold-Lynch Funeral Home
1100 Wales Rd NE Massillon, OH 44646
Published in The Repository from Feb. 12 to Feb. 14, 2014