Koops Funeral Chapel


Joan Stella Ward

December 1, 1934December 31, 2020

Joan (Stanton-Hayward) Ward age 86 of Lansing passed away December 31, 2020 at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing. Joan was born the December 1, 1934 to Sherwood and Ruth (Ewing) Stanton Sr. in Lansing, Michigan. Joan was preceded in death by her husband Robert ‘Bob’ Ward, special friend Robert ‘Bob’ Baldwin, Sons: Christopher A. Hayward, Willy Hayward, Daughter Patty-Jo Hayward, Grandson Art Hayward III, and Siblings; Eva, Sam and Sherwood Jr. Joan is survived by her children Arthur (Carolyn) Hayward Jr., Stepdaughter Wanda (Julius) Trapp, like Daughters Priscilla Lehman, Niece Sherry (Scott) Steiner, Grandchildren; Tina (Dan) Figgins, Christina (Ben) Hayward-Snow, Christopher Luke Hayward, Brandy (Kelly) Norton, Rich Pyle’s, Sisters/Brothers; Shirley, Ruth Ann, Jackie & Gerry (Brenda), also many Nieces, Nephews, Great and Great-great Grandchildren. Joan was employed and retired from General Motors. Just to mention a few things in life she loved: Family Time, Lake and Boating Adventures, CARDS, Casino, and COOKING. Memorial Services will be held in Lake Odessa with Family and Friends with date to be announced at a later time. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Research in Joan Ward’s name.


Joan Stella Ward

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Nancy Weaver

January 14, 2021

Joan was a good friend of mine. I enjoyed playing cards with her. We went out to eat a couple of times and she really enjoyed getting out. She will be missed by her friends where she lived

Priscilla Lehman

January 7, 2021

Joan was a loving and kind woman. She lived with my Dad... Robert Bob Baldwin.Untill his passing. They were a great couple together. She was like a mom to me.We did a lot together and had a lot of fun. I will miss her for ever..

Sherry Parlow

January 5, 2021

You were a wonderful Aunt. We lost touch for a while, but we became friends again on Facebook. So many memories, that I will treasure. R.I.P. Aunt Joan. May God hold you close to Him.

Thomas Surline

January 5, 2021

Joan was a dear friend of mine, we played a lot of cards, her and I we’re always partners and we won most of the time,I took her out to eat a few times and she would have a cold beer , she always liked talking about her family,Joan would make me cookies and I will say this she was a good cook also , Anyway, I will miss my friend,

Christina Hayward

January 5, 2021

I have so many great things to say about my grandma. If you knew us we were close. I could go to her with anything. She had so many great qualities about herself. #1-she was my favorite Grammy, #2 she always dressed and looked nice #3 wonderful cook,#4 always there for me , #5 heart of gold , #6 SOMEONE I could always look up to, ...And so much more..I could go on and on. She was a great lady that ment a ton to me. I could go on and on. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH ALWAYS!!