James Funeral Home Inc. - Newton Falls
8 East Broad St.
Newton Falls, OH 44444
(330) 872-5440
More Obituaries for Joan LaRose
Looking for an obituary for a different person with this name?

Joan Ardell LaRose

Obituary Condolences

Joan Ardell LaRose Obituary
Joan Ardell LaRose, age 74, of Munroe Falls, Ohio, passed away peacefully Thursday morning, July 4, 2013, at Western Reserve Hospital in Cuyahoga Falls.

Joan was born on October 24, 1938 in Minneapolis, Minn. the daughter of the late Lester Alfred Melin and Gladys (Nordstrom) Melin. She married the love of her life, Joseph A. LaRose on February 5, 1960 and they have enjoyed 53 years of marriage together. Joan and Joseph made their home in Munroe Falls for the past nine years, but formerly of Paris Twp. for 30 years. While living in Paris Twp., Joan was a homemaker raising her four children. Joan loved reading, cooking, shopping, quilting, sewing articles of clothing for the needy, and she loved her chocolate. She was a member of the American Sewing Guild, the Food Bank in Paris Twp., Paris Pacesetters, the Portage County Mental Health Board for over 20 years, and she tutored children in school who were having difficulty with their subjects. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Joan will be dearly missed by her loving family: one daughter, Janine and Thomas Zambo of Bolivar, Ohio; three sons, Joseph and Karyl LaRose of Colorado Springs, Colo., Jeffrey and Elaine LaRose of Parkland, Fla., Jacques (Andy) and Mary LaRose of Round Lake, Ill.; one brother, John and Judy Melin of Whitefish, Mont.; eight grandchildren, Jennifer Martin, Benjamin LaRose, Jonathan LaRose, Tyler Zambo, Adrienne LaRose, Julia Zambo, Nicholas LaRose, Alaina LaRose.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at the Wayland Community Church, 6355 Wayland Rd., Wayland, OH 44285 on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 11 a.m. Joan will then be laid to rest at Hawley Cemetery in Paris Twp. The family has requested that all donations please be made to the Northeast Ohio, 26210 Emery Rd. Suite 307, Cleveland, OH 44128 in Memory of Joan A. LaRose. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James Funeral Home, 8 East Broad Street, Newton Falls, OH 44444 (330-872-5440).

Family and friends may view this obituary online or to send condolences to the family please visit us at www.jamesfuneralhomeinc.com.

Published in Akron Beacon Journal on July 9, 2013
Read More