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Joan Lockhart

Joan Arlene Lockhart

September 30, 1954 - January 9, 2019
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YOUNGSTOWN - Joan A. Lockhart, 64, of Cleveland, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at 1:37 AM at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Youngstown, Ohio, following a brief illness while recovering from a stroke.
Born in East Liverpool, Ohio on September 30, 1954, she was the daughter of the late Allen Eugene Lockhart and Lenna M. (Lawton) Lockhart of East Liverpool.

Along with her mother, surviving are Joan’s brothers and sisters-in-law, Daniel “Boonie” and Margaret Lockhart of Akron, Ohio; and Glen and Anna Lockhart of Garden Grove, California; as well as her sisters and brother-in-law, Janine Lockhart of East Liverpool; Kara Lockhart-Virden and Al “Bub” Virden of East Liverpool; Sally Lockhart of Maineville, Ohio; Vicky Lockhart of Cincinnati, Ohio; and special sister/best friend of 57 years, Sharon Nolan and Gary Nolan of Medina, Ohio.

Joan will be especially missed by nieces Bridget Lockhart of Huntington Beach, California; Shawna Lockhart of Garden Grove, California; Bret Nolan (Ben Ripple) of Studio City, California; nephews James (Jenn Smith) Miller of East Liverpool; Ryan (Iesha Wells) Milan of Chester, West Virginia; and Justin Nolan of North Canton, Ohio; grandnieces Makayla Meeks of Garden Grove, California; Jacobi, Isla, and Evelyn Miller of East Liverpool; grandnephews Isiah and Shawn Meeks of Garden Grove, California; and Ryan Kane Milan of Chester, West Virginia, as well as several uncles and cousins.

Joan was a 1973 graduate of East Liverpool High School and attended Cleveland State University to study communications. After a number of years in technical and support positions in Ohio and California, she spent the past thirty years working initially for Terra, Inc., and ultimately for Autograph Foliages, both of Cleveland, Ohio, which provide design, import and sales of artificial plants, floral, and accessories for use by retail florists, movie production companies, amusement parks and other commercial entities. Additionally, Joan volunteered for several years as a one-on-one English literacy tutor for new immigrants in the Cleveland area.

Joan’s interests brought much joy to her and those with whom she shared. Her lifelong thirst for learning, whether through the thousands of books she read, the movies and music she enjoyed, or her technical interests (including playing a good game of GummyDrop!) crossed many genres and generations. Playing the family pastimes of UNO, SORRY! or Spades; cheering on her Cleveland Indians while enjoying her favorite announcer “Hammy” (Tom Hamilton); or showing her love for NBA teams, the San Antonio Spurs and Cleveland Cavaliers, were always met with great enthusiasm. Her early life as the oldest of seven siblings shaped her into the peace-loving, conflict-avoiding, progressive soul held dear to those who knew her. An excellent cook who was happy to share her knowledge, expertise AND her recipes, Joan and her life-long best friend Sharon, spent the past two decades as avid cookie bakers each Christmas, always welcoming interested family and friends to join in the fun as they passed these traditions down to the next generation and joyful to share the resulting sweets far and wide.

Joan held a deep and abiding love for a broad and eclectic range of music. Whether teaching her three youngest siblings “Puff the Magic Dragon” in the late sixties/early seventies, or finding strength in the opening lyrics to Bruce Springsteen’s “It’s Hard to be a Saint in the City” as she started college in a strange city with far better radio stations, music was a defining influence. From her youthful excitement for the Rolling Stones, rediscovering Dylan in her later years, suddenly discovering a joy of jazz in John Coltrane, or that her mom’s love of bluegrass and Richard Thompson wasn’t so bad, Joan wanted it all. CSNY, Jamey Johnson, Eminem, Lyle Lovett, Nirvana, George Jones, Counting Crows, her dearly departed Lemmy and Motorhead or Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground -- it was always a surprise to see what was on the day’s playlist. Making no apologies for loving what she loved, she found new peace in classical music at the same time she indoctrinated “Beastie Boys Fridays” for her Autograph coworkers.

A celebration of Joan’s life will be held at Dawson Funeral Home, 215 West Fifth Street, East Liverpool, Ohio, on Saturday, January 19, 2019, at 3 p.m. Visitation for family and friends will be held two hours prior to the memorial. A late luncheon will be held at Dawson Family Center immediately following.

The family respectfully requests that anyone wishing to honor Joan’s memory do so by making contributions, in lieu of flowers, to the Beaver Creek Wildlife Education Center, PO Box 2212, East Liverpool, Ohio 43920.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 19th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    When
    Saturday, January 19th, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Location
    Dawson Funeral Home
    Address
    215 West Fifth Street
    East Liverpool, Ohio 43920
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  • Service

    Saturday, January 19th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    When
    Saturday, January 19th, 2019 3:00pm
    Location
    Dawson Funeral Home
    Address
    215 West Fifth Street
    East Liverpool, Ohio 43920
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  • Reception

    Saturday, January 19th, 2019 |
    When
    Saturday, January 19th, 2019
    Location
    Dawson Family Center
    Address
    220 West Fifth Street
    EAST LIVERPOOL, OH
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Posted at 07:45pm
Gooodbye dear old friend. Rest in piece Joan. Carol & Don Hatcher
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MARY ANN FIELD

Posted at 01:53pm
We will miss our carpooling buddy and the conversations we shared together. You have been such a special friend. You will remain in our hearts and in our prayers forever.
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Autograph Foliages

Posted at 12:18pm
In memory of our dear friend and employee, Joan Lockhart. She will be greatly missed by all of us who were fortunate enough to know her and work with her. Our deepest sympathy to the Lockhart family for your great loss.
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Posted at 11:15am
Words cannot express how much Joan will be missed by her Autograph Foliages family! We all loved her very much and she holds a very special place in our hearts. We are sorry for the tremendous loss to the Lockhart family and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.
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David Kett and Karen Jewell-Kett

Posted at 12:18pm
With love and remembrance.
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