Joan Linnea Oswalt, 81, of Pleasant Hill, was born, Saturday, June 18, 1932, in Omaha, Nebraska, the daughter of Polydore Joseph and Linnea Isabelle (Paulson) Fortin. She departed this life at 3:26 a.m. Saturday, September 21, 2013, at Golden Years Health Services, Harrisonville.
On December 11, 1955, she was united in marriage to Robert Eugene Oswalt in Brighton, Colorado. He preceded her in death on, July 3, 2011.
While living in Colorado she was a Special Education Para-Professional for the Jefferson County School System. After moving to Missouri she was employed as a cook at the 1st Baptist Church daycare, waitressed at the B and M Cafe, and worked for Chartwells as a cafeteria worker.
Her hobbies included watching her favorite Soap Operas and spending time with her grandchildren.
Joan was also preceded in death by two daughters Robin George and Christy Trautman; one son Gary Johnson; and one great-grandson Mario.
She is survived by one daughter Debbie (and Richard) Russell of Pleasant Hill; one son Richard Johnson of Pleasant Hill; a brother Kenneth (and Carol) Fortin of Loveland, Colorado; 10 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; other relatives; and many friends.
Cremation has been accorded. Visitation was held Saturday, September 28, 2013, at the funeral home.
Graveside services and inurnment were held Saturday, September 28, 2013, in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Reverend D. Kent Deubner officiated.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Joan Oswalt Memorial Fund which has been set up at the Pleasant Hill Bank or may be sent in care of the funeral home.