CLEARWATER, FLA.- (Gladys) Joan Rose, 86, who moved to Clearwater, Fla., in 2017 after living her entire life in upstate New York died Feb. 18, 2021 with her daughters, Barbara and Linda by her side. Born on April 15, 1934 Joan was the daughter of the late Claude and Gladys Rowe of Shandaken, N.Y., the sister of the late Doris E. Hatcher of Tampa, Fla., and the wife of the late Robert E. Rose of Kingston, N.Y. Joan married the late Hillis Faulkner in 1952. They had four children, Bobby, Linda, Barbara and Nancy. She was predeceased by two children, Bobby and Nancy. Joan is survived by two daughters, Barbara Wallace of Naples, Fla., and Linda Gardiner, Clearwater, Fla., along with five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Joan is a graduate of Margaretville High School, class of 1950. She graduated from nursing school in Elizabeth, N.J., in 1953 and went on to obtain her Bachlor of Science and Education degree in 1975. Joan was the school nurse teacher at Onteora Central High School in Boiceville, N.Y., for 25 years, retiring in 1995 having received the Onteora Teachers Association Silver Service Award in 1991 and the New York State Nurse Distinction Award in 1994, as well as numerous other awards of distinction. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held in Florida on March 6, 2021 at John Chestnut Sr., Park in Palm Harbor, Fla. Joan will then return to New York (tentatively planned for June) for a final memorial service to celebrate her life and burial at The Hurley Cemetery in Hurley, N.Y., alongside her late husband. http://www.lastingmemories.com/joan-rose
Published by the Daily Freeman from Feb. 24 to Feb. 25, 2021.