Betty "Joan" Stearns

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March 4, 1931 - October 7, 2020
Born in Centrailia, IL
Resided in O'Fallon, MO

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Betty “Joan” Stearns (nee Roper), of O’Fallon, MO, passed away Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at the age of 89. Loving wife of 66 years to George William Stearns; beloved daughter of the late Ralph and Floy Alma Roper; devoted mother of Scott (Karen) Stearns and Susan (Scott) Baker; cherished grandmother of Chris, Joe and Kelli Stearns, and Bryce Baker.

Joan was an avid jazz club member. She enjoyed spending her time playing bridge with her friends and traveling with her husband. Most of all, Joan loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. Joan was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Memorials may be made in Joan's name to the Alzheimer's Association.

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Guestbook Entries

  1. Biagio/ Marlene Pietroburgo October 10, 2020 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    Joan was our dearest neighbor on Sandalwood Dr. In Florissant for 32 years . She like Red Skelton laughed at her own stories & she was Pete’s Polka Partner at weddings & SAE dances.She voluntarily took only 2 shots on our basketball court & sunk it twice ! Finally, she is leaving a Big Void !!

  2. Biagio/Marlene Pietroburgo October 10, 2020 at 9:17 pm - Reply

    Joan was our dearest neighbor on Sandalwood Dr. In Florissant for 32 years . She like Red Skelton laughed at her own stories & she was Pete’s Polka Partner @ weddings & SAE dances . She voluntarily took only 2 shots on our basketball court & sunk it twice ! Finally , she is leaving us with a Big Void !!

    • Susan Baker October 10, 2020 at 10:02 pm - Reply

      Polka! Really? I don’t recall that at all…
      Susan

  3. Michelle Galik October 11, 2020 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    candle 1What a great neighbor and lady to have across the street for 20+ years here in O’Fallon. Joan always had a smile to throw our way! We got you George! I’ll be checking in on you!

    • Susan Baker October 11, 2020 at 3:13 pm - Reply

      Thank you Michelle! BTW…love your holiday lights.
      Susan Stearns Baker

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