Mrs. Joan L. Schimpf, 87, of Lake City, Florida passed away peacefully Monday, November 26, 2012 with her family by her side. Mrs. Schimpf was born in Canton, Ohio, but had lived in the Lake City area for 29 years after moving here from Miami. Mrs. Schimpf graduated from Lehman High School in Canton, OH in 1943. She attended Purdue University
where she was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, and graduated in 1947 with a Bachelor of Science degree. Mrs. Schimpf was a very active member of the Edward Rutledge Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Lake City, having joined in 1985. She was a much respected officer in the DAR, serving as the Treasurer from 1998-2011. She will always be remembered as a very artistic and creative person who brought great joy to everyone who met her. Mrs. Schimpf was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years Donald R. Schimpf and her son Jeffrey Scott Schimpf.
Mrs. Schimpf is survived by her son Mark T. Schimpf of Palm City, Florida, her daughter Joni L. Barnett of Lewistown, Montana, her identical twin sister Barbara A. Miller of Tucson, Arizona, and three grandsons, Eric, Colin and Scott. She has nephews and nieces across the country who loved her dearly.
Mrs. Schimpf will be buried at Miami Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Lehman High School Scholarship Fund Alumni Association, PO Box 8775 Canton, OH 44711, or Daughters of the American Revolution, Edward Rutledge Chapter, Attn: Nancy Wheaton, 344 NW Zack Dr. Lake City, FL 32055. Arrangements are under the direction of the DEES-PARRISH FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 458 S. Marion Ave., Lake City, FL 32025, (386)752-1234. Please sign the online family guestbook at parrishfamilyfuneralhome.com