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Official Obituary of

Joan Parker McCoy

December 29, 1926 ~ February 13, 2024 (age 97) 97 Years Old

Joan McCoy Obituary

Joan Parker McCoy of Jackson MI, daughter of John and Velma (Parker) Weatherwax, left this world on February 13, 2024 at the age of 97. She was preceded in death by her husband Richard (Dick) and her brothers John, Jim and Jerry Weatherwax.  She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Jan (Mike) Houghton of Jackson, nephews and nieces John (Leslie) Weatherwax of Colorado, Jamie Weatherwax of Evans Lake, Jay (Pam) Weatherwax of Indiana, their son Jayson, and Jay’s mother Janet Weatherwax of Jackson, Gail Weatherwax of Kalamazoo, Kimberly (Ray) DuBois of Connecticut. Great nieces Kayla Murphy of Connecticut and Joy (Karl) Thomasma of Colorado, along with their daughters, Nova and Marvel Thomasma.

Joan was an Army wife who followed the love of her life, Dick, all over the United States, including Alaska. She always had a job wherever they landed. After returning home to Jackson, Joan retired from Consumers Energy after 20 years of service.  Joan was also a long-time Volunteer at Foote Hospital, now currently Henry Ford Allegiance Hospital, where she felt she was supporting the community in which she lived.  She and her husband Dick were members of the Nomads for 25 years and traveled the world over—every continent except Antarctica.

Cremation has taken place, with a memorial service to follow at a later date. Joan was quite the lady and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. The family would like to thank the staff at Vista Grande Villa Health Center for their care and compassion during her final days, especially caregivers Ed Chiesa and Ryan Sallows, and Activities Director Liz Tucker, and also the wonderful care given from Gentiva Hospice, formerly Southern Hospice Care.

Contributions/memorials can be made to the Diabetes Association, the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the Jackson County Animal Shelter in Joan’s memory.

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American Diabetes Association
20700 Civic Center Drive #100, Southfield MI 48076
Tel: 1-248-433-3830
Web: http://www.diabetes.org

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856
Web: http://www.stjude.org/

Jackson County Animal Shelter
3370 Spring Arbor Road, Jackson MI 49203
Tel: 1-517-788-4464
Web: https://www.jacksoncountyanimalshelter.org/


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