Joan Susan Dryer Eippert, 79, of Russell Township, passed away peacefully on August 5, 2022 surrounded by family. She leaves behind her beloved husband of nearly 57 years, Marley. She was a loving mother to son Jeff (Joan) of Mayfield Heights and daughter Holly Sauder (Brad) of Auburn Township, and was a treasured grandma to David, Sarah and Katie Eippert, and Rachel and Ryan Sauder. She is also survived by her sister Bonny Dryer of Russell, and was proceeded in death by their parents, Joan and Richard Dryer.
Joan retired from the Geauga Department of Aging where she coordinated the Southwest Geauga County Senior Center. She was a member of several crochet and knitting groups, contributing countless prayer shawls, baby blankets and handmade items for others. Joan was in the West Geauga High School class of 1961 and enjoyed visiting with classmates, attending yoga class, traveling & camping with her husband, reading, attending Geauga Park District programs and events, and spending time with her family. She was a member of The Presbyterian Church of the Western Reserve. She is at rest near her parents at Old Riverview Cemetery in Russell and is missed dearly by her family.
Joan was a woman of gentle strength who cared deeply for the people and parks of Geauga County and for her church, so in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in her name to the Geauga Hunger Task Force, 209 Center Street #H, Chardon, OH 44024; the Foundation for Geauga Parks, 12375 Kinsman Rd, Suite H-10, Newbury, OH 44065, or The Church of the Western Reserve.
A celebration of her life will be held on September 24, 2022 at 2 pm, at the Church of the Western Reserve, 30500 Fairmount Boulevard, Pepper Pike, OH 44124. Arrangements managed by Stroud & Lawrence Funeral Home.
Geauga Hunger Task Force:
209 Center Street #H, Chardon, OH 44024
(note ‘In Memory of Joan Eippert’)
Foundation for Geauga Parks:
12375 Kinsman Rd, Suite H-10, Newbury, OH 44065
https://www.foundationforgeaugaparks.org/pages/donate (note Joan Eippert-Geauga Park District in Comments Section)
Church of the Western Reserve:
30500 Fairmount Boulevard, Pepper Pike, OH 44124 https://www.cwr.church/donate (note the Joan Eippert Memorial Fund)
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