OBITUARY

Joan Novak

December 29, 1946August 23, 2018
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Joan B. (Gooden) Novak, 71, of Lima, died at 9:16 p.m., Thursday, August 23, 2018 at her residence. She was born Dec. 29, 1946 in Detroit, to Leroy James and Janet Emma (Lieflander) Gooden who preceded her in death. Joan is survived by her children: Steven Hodor of Riverview, MI and Sherri Owens of Lima; her grandchildren: Steven(Kennyshka) Hodor, Vincent Hodor and Scott Owens; three great-grandchildren: Ashton, Brandon and Kalysha; sisters: June Betty (William) Whelan of Ann Arbor and Susan Carol Gooden of Riverview; and a niece: Gabrielle (Dan) McMichael of Canton, MI She is preceded in death by a brother, Robert Gooden; and her faithful companion, Spike. Joan loved her German Shepherd, bowling at Westgate Lanes and Farmville. Visitation will be on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018 from 4-6 p.m. and on Thursday, Aug. 30, from Noon until 2 p.m. at Siferd-Orians Funeral Home, where a funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed online at www.siferd-oriansfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, August 29, 2018
  • Visitation Thursday, August 30, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, August 30, 2018
REMEMBERING

Joan Novak

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Bill Briscoe

August 27, 2018

Joan joined my German Shepherd Group 5 years ago. Her and I became fast friends. She lost Spike and it was very tough on her. She told me that my post of my dogs helped her very much. we talked several times and laughed. Joan had Spunk and I loved bringing it out as she did for me as well. Loved her for the friend she was to myself and members of the group. Miss her dearly

Beth Johns

August 27, 2018

Sheri i dont know where to start but i know the yrs that i worked with you it was always great words about your mom she was everything you had a great friend and a great motherfor you all the times through good and bad times and you where there for her all the time you two where two peas in a pod .I myself know how you feel your heart is heavy and hurting this is something that will always be with you and the great memories to. In my mind and heart i know how you feel you will go through lots of different thoughts thst will be normal . I wish you the best in this new journey. Love and prayers to yr family at this difficult time.

Rhonda Geiger Salisbury

August 25, 2018

There were many memories I had to share with Joan she was a wonderful woman that has seen my older boys grow up. She was a neighbor that felt like family to me. Joan would come over to Sally and Wally’s and sit and talk or play cards and bowl with them and let us know a few times When my boys were doing things they shouldn’t have. lol I am sure she will be missed. My thoughts and prayers to the family. Rhonda Salisbury

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Biography

Joan B. (Gooden) Novak, 71, of Lima, died at 9:16 p.m., Thursday, August 23, 2018 at her residence. She was born Dec. 29, 1946 in Detroit, to Leroy James and Janet Emma (Lieflander) Gooden who preceded her in death.
Joan is survived by her children: Steven Hodor of Riverview, MI and Sherri Owens of Lima; her grandchildren: Steven(Kennyshka) Hodor, Vincent Hodor and Scott Owens; three great-grandchildren: Ashton, Brandon and Kalysha; sisters: June Betty (William) Whelan of Ann Arbor and Susan Carol Gooden of Riverview; and a niece: Gabrielle (Dan) McMichael of Canton, MI
She is preceded in death by a brother, Robert Gooden; and her faithful companion, Spike.
Joan loved her German Shepherd, bowling at Westgate Lanes and Farmville.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018 from 4-6 p.m. and on Thursday, Aug. 30, from Noon until 2 p.m. at Siferd-Orians Funeral Home, where a funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.siferd-oriansfuneralhome.com