Joan Shoffner

December 22, 1931December 17, 2019

Joan G. Shoffner, 87, of Kokomo, Indiana, died peacefully in her sleep on December 17, 2019, at Waterford Place Health Campus in Kokomo, with her beloved son, James J. Shoffner by her side. She was born on December 22, 1931 in Kokomo to the late Harley and Bessie Rosa. Joan was married for 60 years to James Paris Shoffner, and he preceded her in passing on April 14, 1993. Joan spent her career as a homemaker, and loved taking annual vacations with her family to Daytona Beach, Florida. She also loved to watch her Cubs, and she was a remarkable cook. She enjoyed preparing meals for her family, especially over the holidays. Bingo and word search games were also activities that Joan enjoyed. Most important to Joan was the time that she spent with her family, and she will be sincerely missed by all who knew her. Joan is survived by her children, Diana (Lloyd) Donnell and James (Mona) Shoffner; sister, Betty Burns; grandchildren, Jennifer Donnell, Christopher (Laura) Donnell, Lindsay (David) Shoffner-Vonderahe, and James J. (Bethany) Shoffner Jr.; great grandchildren, Andrew Goins, Jared Goins, Hunter Vonderahe, Laila Vonderahe, Olivia Vonderahe, Nolan Donnell, Aubree Shoffner, and Jameson Shoffner; great great grandson, AJ Goins; and her special friend and roommate at Waterford, Janice Beasley. In addition to her parents and husband, Joan was preceded in passing by two grandchildren, Tracey Lynn Donnell and Stacey Jo Donnell; brothers, Jack Rosa and Junior Rosa; and sisters, Sandy Butler, Pat Kail, Carol Bishop, and Ruth Huffman. There will be a visitation for Joan held at Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home on Friday, December 20th from 4-7, followed immediately by a funeral service. Joan will be laid to rest at a later date at Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery. Joan’s family would like to give sincere thanks to the nurses (especially Kelly) and staff at Waterford Place Health Campus and Guardian Angel Hospice during this final journey. Memorial contributions in Joan’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society.


  • Visitation Friday, December 20, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, December 20, 2019


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Mona Shoffner

December 20, 2019

Joan.......thank you for always making me feel like family. You were there for me no matter what I was experiencing in my life. You loved my mom and you both shared a very special bond. From the bottom of my heart, I will miss you. You know I will always love and protect your son until the Lord calls me home. And I promise to try to improve on making your special graham cracker cookies. All my love. Mona

Sharon Eileen Walls

December 18, 2019

My heart goes out to you all! Joan was a Sweetheart! It was a blessing to have known her. I am thinking of her in heaven with her beloved husband, Jim, a very happy reunion!
Prayers and condolences to all the family.
Sharon Walls