Joan's Story

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Joan V Kirkendall, 84, died August 6, 2016. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Joan was born in New York on June 4 1932 to Martin and Dorothy Verbeyst. She had one sister, Marcia; and one brother, John. She met her husband, Jim, and they married on September 1st 1951. They had three sons, Jim Jr., Martin, and Tom who filled their lives.
After graduating from high school, Joan went to work at Columbia City University in New York City and later took several classes there. Later on, Joan followed in her parents footsteps in Real Estate and became the youngest real estate broker in New Jersey.
Jim and Joan came to Oklahoma to see Jim's parents where they stayed and had great time. They moved to Stillwater in 1977. Soon after moving to Stillwater, she began working at OSU as a secretary coordinator at the Business College and she worked there until she retired.
She is preceded in death by her husband, two sons; Martin and Tom, and two grandsons; Aaron Kirkendall and Ira Kirkendall
Joan is survived by her son Jim; his wife Paula; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren whom are all beautiful. Also, the joy of her life and friend, Maggie, her little lovable yorkie
Published on August 17, 2016
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