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Joan K. Burrier
age 60, of Jackson Twp. formerly of Navarre, died unexpectedly Nov. 26, 2010 at University Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. She was born in Canton Sept. 13, 1950 daughter to the late Anthony and Katherine E. (Ruse) Pierce. Joan worked 14 years for Stark County Schools, currently as Director of Educational Services. Previously, she taught for 18 years in the Fairless Schools. She was a Malone College graduate and earned her Master's Degree from Akron University. Joan was a member of the Chapel in North Canton where she sang in the choir, served on the women's ministry, and enjoyed the sharing and caring ministry. She was also in the Phi Delta Kappa Educational Honorary Society, an American Red Cross volunteer, breast cancer research volunteer, and selected in Who's Who for American Women in 2002-2003.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Martha L. Netzly; and brother, Gene Emerick. Joan leaves behind her beloved husband of 32 years, Randy L. Burrier; a sister, Elaine Pierce of Navarre; a brother, Robert (Shirley) Emerick of Navarre; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday Dec. 1, 2010 at Atkinson Feucht Hare Funeral Home in Navarre with Pastors Dan Hanny and Mike McCartney officiating. Visitation is Tuesday Nov. 30, 2010 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in East Union Lawn Cemetery in Navarre. In addition, a celebration of Joan's life will be held at the Chapel in North Canton Saturday December 4, 2010 at 10 a.m. Personal tributes an online guest registry may be placed at
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Published in The Repository on Nov. 29, 2010.
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March 1, 2011
I am sad to hear of her loss. Although the Burrier family may not know me I knew her. She was my teacher at Brewster Elementary. While some teachers just push you through she encouraged me and believed in me. A great educator, she will be truly missed by me.
Brian Loy
Brian Loy
January 19, 2011
To Joan's Family,

My prayers and thoughts are for you all. I just found out about her passing. I only spoke with her by phone twice a year for the last several years and never met her in person. However, we always spoke about our love for the Lord and our Christian walk, after our conversation work-related. I always hung up the phone in a good mood as a result of speaking with her. She will truly be missed!

Jennifer Dave
December 5, 2010
Dear Randy,
I was so sorry to learn of Joan's passing. She always helped me out with "just the right book" whenever I would peruse her multitude of books on teaching and learning at the Stark County ESC. We both shared a passion for learning. Her smile would brighten any room, and her heart was so gracious. May God sustain you during this VERY DIFFICULT time. With love, Barb and Don Cockroft
Barb Cockroft
December 4, 2010
Dear Family,
I worked with Joan at the ESC for 8 years and dearly loved her. We often would sit and share the similarities of our lives, the long commute to work, our close birthdays, our love of singing in the church choir and our dedication to our jobs. I was devastated when I heard the news of her death. My prayers are with all of you.
Nancy BakerCazan
December 4, 2010
I had the pleasure of meeting Joan over the summer after I started working at Buehler's, and I can honestly say that she was my favorite customer! After learning that I was going to school for Special Education, she would ask me how school was every time she would come into the store. That meant a lot to me. I'll never forget her, or her kindness towards others.
You'll always have a place in our hearts at Buehler's, Joan :)
Sarah Betz
December 3, 2010
I first met Joan while taking doctoral classes at Kent State.. She was the ultimate student and had a passion for learning as well as sharing her knowledge and talents. The years passed and we remained friends- she was always willing to help in a minutes notice. She will truly be missed and impacted so many! My deepest sympathy.
Thomas Haren
December 2, 2010
To Joan's Family,
I just learned of Joan's passing, and even though I don't know you, I want to express my sincere condolences. I had the pleasure of knowing Joan and collaborating with her to provide professional development sessions for teachers for many years. Randy, maybe you remember dropping off materials for me (from Joan) in Orrville a couple of times. Joan was a loyal friend and colleague. I loved her sense of humor and will certainly miss her. What a special lady!
Ruth Oswald
December 1, 2010
My deepest sympathy to the family on your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Rochelle Haas
November 30, 2010
Randy, I was so deeply sorry to hear about Joan's passing. I always enjoyed talking with her at Dillard' was like spending time with an old friend.What a wonderful person.May God bless you with peace and comfort during this difficult time....
Mary Nieto
November 30, 2010
Dear Randy,

You are in my thoughts and prayers.
2 Cor. 5:8, I Thes. 4: 13,14
Jan Shaw
November 30, 2010
Randy and Family,
Joan was a dedicated, passionate educator who contributed much to our state for the betterment of all children. Her legacy will live on for years to come. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Kathy Sturges, SST Region 13
Kathy Sturges
November 30, 2010
Joan's Family,
You are so blessed to have such a wonderful person in your lives for so many years. She was an educator admired by many for her leadership skills and a good friend to all of us in regional services. I have had the opportunity to work with Joan for almost 12 years and found her to be intelligent, delightful, full of passion and fun! I will miss her as I sure you will.
My God hold you in the palm of his hands until you heal from your grief!
Vikki Clemons, SST Region 13, Cincinnati, Ohio
Vikki Clemons
November 30, 2010
Dear Randy, I was shocked ans saddened to hear about Joan's passing. She was a kind and caring person and will be greatly missed. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. May you rest in Jesus at this time. Psalm 116:15
Brian Abel
November 29, 2010
I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts & prayers. May God's comfort be with you.
Karen May
November 29, 2010
Randy, I am so sorry to hear about Joni. You are in my thoughts and prayers. My heart goes out to you. Karen May (Brownsburg, IN)
November 29, 2010
Dear Randy, I am truly sorry to hear about Joan. I am in shock. She was a wonderful, caring, person. She always went out of her way to help. Please know that I will be praying for you and your family. May God's comfort be with you. May He give you much needed strength and encouragement. Debbie Milbourne
November 29, 2010
"When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure".

Randy, I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss. My thoughts go out to you...
Kim Larrivee
November 29, 2010
Randy, my condolences. She was a wonderful person and loved by many. She was like a member of our family and will truly be missed. May your memories of her keep you smiling!
Joe Catalano
November 29, 2010
Randy, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Stacey Davis
November 29, 2010
Randy, I am so sorry to hear about your loss of Joni. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Vibeke Arentz
November 29, 2010
Randy, I am very sorry to hear of your loss. My wife and I pray that God will bring bring comfort and peace to you and your family. God bless you.
Oliver & Ana Romero
November 29, 2010
Randy, Very sad to hear of your loss. Keep faith close to heart, and remember that you are in our thoughts and Prayers.
Tim and Kasia Willingham
November 29, 2010
Randy, I am heartbroken. Joannie was a lovely woman & a good friend. We are so saddened by her passing. Praise God she is safe & secure with Jesus. However, we will all miss her. We are sorry & we are uplifting you in prayer.
- Owein, Rebecca & Isaac Herrmann
Owein & Rebecca Herrmann
November 29, 2010
Randy, We are so sorry for your loss. Joni was such a good friend and blessing to my wife at the company retreats. We are praying for you. God bless.
Owein Herrmann
November 29, 2010
Randy, its always bittersweet when a brother or sister in Christ dies. While I do not envy your grief, I am encouraged by the thought of her in Christ's presence without any pain or fear. God Bless you!
Don Iverson
November 29, 2010
Randy, I am so very sorry for your loss. I pray that God will ease your pain and comfort you during this difficult time.
Donna Garrett
November 29, 2010
Randy, we are so very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers Wes and Janet
Wes McRae
November 29, 2010
I was shocked to hear of Joan's passing. I also share the distinctive title of SPOC for our Regional Office in Lorain County. I want you to know that Joan was very respected and when she spoke we all listened. She was a distinguished colleague and will be missed by many.
Sharon Rybak
November 29, 2010
Randy: I have worked with Joan for the past ten years in my position at Tri-County ESC. She was always so kind and mentoring to me. I respected her knowledge and exceptional work ethic. Please know that you have my sincerest sympathies and thoughts during this difficult time. May she be at peace and truly in God's kingdom.
bobbie singleton
November 29, 2010
Randy, I am so very sorry for your loss. May the Lord comfort and keep you during this difficult time.
Alycia Janisch
November 29, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Joan was a kind and caring person who served the Lord in so many ways.
Greg & Julie McAbee
November 29, 2010

I am terribly sorry for your loss. I am praying for the Lord to strengthen you and for you to not lose heart. God Bless..
Leia Minick
November 29, 2010
Randy - Our hearts are so saddened by your loss. Know that you will continue to be in our prayers. 2 Cor. 1:3 - He is the God of all comfort!
Bonnie and Charlie McAllister
November 29, 2010
Randy - I was so saddened to hear this. I know no words can ever help - nothing I can do will change the facts - but please know I'm thinking of you - you are in my prayers and I am, as are all your friends and co-workers, right here - if there is anything I can do... Take care of yourself and may you be comforted by the warm memories you shared.
Christie Allred
November 29, 2010
Randy, I'm so sorry. I will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Joni was such a special person and she will be missed.
Gayla Breitner
November 29, 2010
Randy, We are so sorry to hear about Joanie. You are in our prayers. Please let us know if we can do anything for you.
Charlie and Cheryl Baxter
Cheryl Baxter
November 29, 2010
Randy you are in our prayers at this very difficult time. Joni was a lovely person and will be missed.
Joan Bolt
November 29, 2010
My prayers are with you and the family. May God send you comfort during this difficult time.
Shari Hoffman
November 29, 2010
I am so sorry to hear about your loss Randy. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Chris Hanson
November 29, 2010
Randy...I'm very sorry for your loss. Prayers and thoughts are with you.

Seth Renda/Iatric Systems
Seth Renda
November 29, 2010
To Joan's family - George and I have worked with Joan and have a great respect for all that she has done in education. You are all in our prayers and her memory will live on in many educators hearts. God bless you.
Cathy and George Csanyi (Dr. Csanyi is the SPOC for SST 7)
Cathy & George Csanyi
November 29, 2010
"We are all very saddened by your loss Randy, and you are in our hearts, prayers and thoughts. Joni will be dearly missed"
Mary Moewe-Spoon
November 29, 2010
Hi Randy,

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I am thinking of you and praying for you.
Evelyn Re'
November 29, 2010
Randy, we are so sorry to hear about Joan. We have been keeping her in prayer due to Brian & Kathy keeping us updated over the past few weeks and had hoped that she was getting better...I guess better is what she is now with the Lord, but that pain for those left behind is so hard. Will continue to keep you in prayer as you grieve the loss of this incredible woman.
Julia & Mike Proper
November 29, 2010
Randy- My thoughts and prayers are with you. I will continue to pray for God to provide you with strength at this time. I am so sorry for your loss.

Carrie Schiller, Iatric Systems
Carrie Schiller
November 29, 2010
My heartfelt sympathies, Randy. I will truly miss Joanie...God Bless.
Sarah Emmert
November 29, 2010
Randy - Please know that our thoughs and prayers are with you. We are all flowers in God's garden and He only picks the very best to beautify His home.
Joan was a very beautiful flower.
Joe & Gloria Clawson
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