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Official Obituary of

Joan (Young) Work

June 30, 1933 ~ April 18, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old

Joan Work Obituary

Joan Work, 89, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at Blanchard Valley Hospital. She was born in Hancock County to the late Carl S. and Hazel K (Deter) Young, on June 30, 1933. She was married to Ralph H. Work Jr. on February 23, 1958 and he preceded her in death, July 5, 2020.

Joan is survived by her children; Kathy J. Hall of Canyon City, Colorado, Ralph H. (Katherine) Work III of San Diego, California, Keryl E. Work of Corrales, New Mexico and Keryn M. Work of Findlay, Ohio, her grandchildren; Justin Hall of Pueblo, Colorado, Cody Hall of Denver, Colorado, Jyssica Valentine of Findlay, Ohio, Rachael (Roshan) Patel of North Carolina , Madison Burton, Corrales, New Mexico and Krystoffer Work, El Cajon, California, her great grandchildren Nikolai Dague, Willa Valentine, David Barnd and Aavi Patel.

Joan was a graduate of the University of Toledo School of Nursing and worked for Dr. Darnell in Findlay, before marrying Ralph. Following marriage, they moved to Hawaii before it was a state, where she worked as a registered nurse at Queens Medical Center then Fort Ord Army Hospital in Monterey, California, before returning to Findlay, Ohio in 1970.  Joan then continued to work in the health care field as the Occupational Health Nurse at Whirlpool Corporation until she retired. After she retired, she further served her community by serving on the Hancock County Board of Health.

Joan was an active member of First Presbyterian Church, where she served as a deacon and an elder. She was proud to prepare meals for the Community Dinners, offered at the church monthly.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00am on Monday, April 24, 2023 at First Presbyterian Church,

2330 S Main St, Findlay, OH 45840.

Memorial donations may be made to Chopin Hall, 1800 North Main Street, Suite 125, Findlay, Ohio 45840.

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Memorial Service
April 24, 2023

11:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church (Ohio)


Chopin Hall
1800 North Blanchard Street; Suite 125, Findlay OH 45840


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