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Mary Joan Love

May 2, 1937October 26, 2020
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Mary Joan Love, 83, passed away on October 26, 2020, at home surrounded by her family in Baytown, Texas. Joan was born on May 2, 1937, in Sweetwater, Texas, to Hunter and Ola Giesler Swann. Joan grew up on the Spade Ranch in Colorado City, Texas, where she graduated from Colorado High School and, after graduation, worked at the Colorado City Courthouse. She married Jimmy Wayland (Rab) Love in Colorado City on January 18, 1959. In 1973, she and Rab and their three children, Linda, Jim and Ellen, moved to Baytown. Joan was a long-time member of Pruett & Lobit Church of Christ. Joan was a loving, caring and thoughtful person, who always put her family and others first. She was also very strong and self-sufficient and handled all of life's challenges with grace and determination. Joan loved all types of music and was a self-taught musician herself, who played the guitar, violin and, her favorite, the mandolin. She was also a huge Astros fan and loved watching the baseball games on television. She adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren and enjoyed attending all of their school and sports activities. Joan was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her sister, Kay Bridges. She is survived by her daughter, Linda Knox, of Houston, Texas; son, Jim Love, of Baytown, Texas; daughter, Ellen Ward and partner, Jason Brown, of Baytown Texas; five grandchildren, Cody Love and wife, Amanda, Laura Ward, Lee Ward, Natalie Knox and Camryn Knox; two great grandchildren, Layla Love and Teddy Love; brother, Gary (Buba) Swann; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. at Kiker-Seale Funeral Home in Colorado City, Texas, on Saturday, October 31, 2020, with funeral services to immediately follow, and burial will be at Colorado City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Peggy Ball

October 28, 2020

My condolence to your family for your loss of your loving mother. May she rest in peace with her loved ones. She is in such a better place no pain and free. May God bless you all.

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