Joanne Louise Alward

May 15, 1928July 3, 2011

ALWARD, JOANNE LOUISE age 83, died Sunday, July 3, 2011 at the Forest Edge Family Home, Hadley, MI. Funeral Services will be1:00 P.M. Saturday, July 9, 2011 at the Hill Funeral Home, 11723 S. Saginaw St. Grand Blanc, MI. Interment at Crestwood Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday and Friday from Noon to 8:00 P.M. and Saturday from Noon to 1:00 P.M. Joanne was born May 15, 1928 to parents Donald and Mable (McAllister) Embury. She was a long time member of Halsey Methodist Church. Joanne loved to swim, fish and garden. She had been very active in the 4-H with her family. She was a former member of the Red Hat Society. Surviving are her children Judy (Dave) Barber of Grand Blanc, MI, Phil Alward of Fenton, MI, Dan (Debi) Alward of Grand Blanc, MI; grandchildren Matt Alward, Missy Alward, Nick Barber, Amanda Barber, Mike Alward, Adam Alward; 3 great-grandsons and 1 great-grand daughter. Preceded in death by husband Donald, Jan 1, 1980 and special friend Bernie Mineders. In Leiu of flowers donations may be made to Halsey Methodist Church or Forest Edge Family Home. The family would like to extend a special thanks to John and Mary Dunn at Forest Edge Family Home.


  • Funeral Services Saturday, July 9, 2011
  • Visitation Thursday, July 7, 2011
  • Visitation Friday, July 8, 2011

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July 9, 2011

Judy and Dave My Family offer our deepest sympathy to your family in the loss of your Mom who I know you will miss dearly. Remember the loving memories and they will sustain you. God Bless
From Paul and Mildred Hood

Patti Dantzler

July 8, 2011

Judy, I am sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. May you find comfort from memories of her.

Dianna Henderson

July 7, 2011

Judy, So sorry to hear about your mom. Be comforted in the knowledge that she is with Jesus now.


July 7, 2011

Dan,Debi, Mike and Adam:

Our heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your mother/grandmother. May you find comfort in sharing her memory with friends and family.

Gary, Judy, Tommy & Cory Gratsch

Jane Mancillas

July 7, 2011

Dearest Judy, please accept my deepest sympathy. I know how much your mom meant to you. God bless you and your family.

george smutny jr

July 7, 2011

dan n debbie...
sorry to hear about your loss of a dearly loved mom..our thoughts n prayers go your way to you n your family.
god bless

george smutny

Carolyn White

July 7, 2011

Judy I am sorry to hear of your loss, I am praying for you and the family. May God grant you strength.

Yvonne MacDonald

July 6, 2011

Dan And Debi And Family

Sorry To Hear About You Loss,You Are In My Thoughts And Prayers, My She Rest In Peace.

July 6, 2011

Judy, Dave, Nick and Amanda, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Jerry, Donna, Tracy, Scott and Tommy

Stephanie Chisholm

July 6, 2011

Thoughts and prayers are with you all! Love and sympathy -
The Chisholm's
Steph, Rich and Sasha