Shirley Joan Lupton

Shirley Joan Lupton

NEWARK: A funeral service for Shirley "Joan" Lupton, age 74, of Newark, will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 28, at the Heath Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service with Pastor Jeff Smith officiating.

Joan passed away on Friday, December 21, 2012 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born July 3, 1938 in Akron, Ohio to the late William and Dorothy (Haines) Tharp.

Joan was a 1958 graduate of Springfield High School in Akron. She had been a co-officer with Cruise One and had been on nearly 70 cruises. Joan was an avid gardener and enjoyed her flower, vegetable and rock gardens. She was a member of the Newark-Moundbuilders Rose Society and was a loving grandmother and great-grandmother.

She is survived by her husband, Daniel Clyde Lupton; sons, Timothy Brian Lupton of Brownsville and Gregory Alan (Nini) Lupton of Newark; daughter, Pamela Jill (Jeffrey) Crider of Jupiter, FL; grandchildren, Levi Daniel Vicente Lupton, Alexander Gregory McKinley Lupton, Amanda Brooke Campolo, Angela Faye Lupton, Leanne Nicole Lupton, Melina Elizabeth Crider, Katarina Rose Crider, Cristina Joan Crider; great-grandchildren, Samara, Abigail, Lily, Morgon and Mila; brother, James Tharp of Akron; sisters, Velda Graham, Helen Mollette and Della Michaels, all of Akron and Dorothy Riley of Cleveland; nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, William and Robert Tharp; and a sister, Earline Karipides.

Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. on Friday, December 28, at the funeral home, 1249 Hebron Road, Heath.

Memorial contributions may be made to Breast Cancer Research.

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Published in the Advocate on Dec. 25, 2012