Joan Andrews – Manchester

Joan Susan (Taylor) Andrews, 65, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home in Strawberry Point.  She was born on August 31, 1952, in Manchester, the daughter of Howard and Nell Jeane (Granger) Taylor.  Joan was a 1970 graduate of Starmont High School.

Joan had one year of vocational training at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas.  She served honorably in the United States Army at Fort Benning, Georgia.  After her discharge, Joan remained at Fort Benning and worked in the Civil Service as a dental assistant until 1986.   She later moved back to the Manchester area. Joan enjoyed crafts, cooking, and baking.

Survivors include her mother, Jeane Taylor of Manchester; her siblings, Janice (Jerry) Everitt of Strawberry Point, Joyce (Tom) Bulgier of Huntsville, Texas, Jackie (Bruce) Brandes of Sealy, Texas, Russell (Michelle) Taylor of Fairfax, Randy (Cheri) Taylor of Manchester, and Lynn (Jim) Mischke of Van Horne; two special aunts, Vera Gienapp and Iva Taylor both of Manchester; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Joan was preceded in death by her father, Howard Taylor in 2006; a nephew, Jacob Taylor; two great-nephews, Cody Henry and Ryland Brandes; and two brothers-in-law, David Coleson and James Rittmer.

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Memorial service with Military Rites: 11:00 a.m., on Monday, May 21, 2018, at the United Methodist Church in Manchester, Iowa, with Rev. Phil Rogers officiating.

Visitation:  10:00 a.m., on Monday, May 21, 2018, at the United Methodist Church in Manchester.

Private Family Inurnment: Greenwood Cemetery  – Masonville, Iowa