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Neva "Joan" Dryden, 74, passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2017. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Stillwater, OK. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Joan was born on June 6, 1942, to Bert Wesley Gazaway and Cleota Faye Breeden Gazaway in Tryon, OK. She attended Tryon School, graduating in 1960. She married John Dryden on January 10, 1964.

She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren, watching the Dallas Cowboys, Thunder Basketball and OSU sports. Joan enjoyed bowling, playing softball and bingo and being outdoors. Joan enjoyed being a stay at home mother and raising her children. During this time she delivered newspapers for the Tulsa World, Daily Oklahoman and Stillwater News Press.

Joan is preceded in death by her parents.

Joan is survived by her husband John; daughter Sandy Baldwin and husband Richard, Stillwater; daughter Shelley Dryden and husband Derek DeGroff, Stillwater; step-daughter Thelma Ann Fonda of Keystone, OK; grandchildren Chelsea Berry and husband Blake, Zack Baldwin, great grandchildren Addie Pearl, Emma Sue and Liam Loy all of Stillwater; one step grandchild and five step great grandchildren.

Condolences may be emailed to the family and an online obituary may be viewed by visitingwww.strodefh.com.
Published on February 28, 2017
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