Joan M. Jorae died Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at the age of 91. She was born February 23, 1928 in St. Johns to Irving and Ethyl (Desprez) Eaton. Joan was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in St. Johns and worked as an aide at Eureka Elementary School for several years. In her younger years she was a beautician but primarily she was a homemaker taking care of her family and home. Surviving is her husband of 70 years Bernard; her children, Renae Larsen, Deanne (Bill) Blank, Bernadette (Kevin) Hayes, Daniel (Margaret) Jorae, Colleen (Jerry) Smith and Michael (Renee) Jorae all of St. Johns; 15 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; three half sisters, Rosemary (William) McCarthy, Sharon (Ing) Ragoonan, Betsy (Gary) Lehman; a sister-in-law, Lillian Jorae and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two half sisters, Carolyn Spitzley and Priscilla Schutzenhofer; a daughter-in-law, Sharon Jorae; brother-in-law, Roger Jorae and sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Ed Mankey. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 AM Saturday, November 9, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church 109 Linden, St. Johns with Rev. Fr. Michael Williams as Celebrant. The family will receive relatives and friends 4-8 PM Friday, November 8 at Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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