OBITUARY

Joan Trammell Stinson

June 5, 1940September 4, 2021

Joan Trammell Stinson, of Marble Falls, Texas, went home to be with Jesus on September 4, 2021 at the age of 81.

Joan was born on June 5, 1940 on her family’s farm outside of Cross Roads, Texas where she attended Cross Roads Elementary, Athens High School and earned an associate degree from Henderson County Junior College (now Trinity Valley Community College). It was there she met the love of her life, Truman Carroll Stinson. They were married in Athens at Robinson Road Church of Christ on May 27, 1961. They started their married life in Colorado City before moving to Austin and later to Marble Falls, Texas in 1976. She was a long time, faithful member at Burnet Church of Christ on highway 281.

Joan was a woman of many gifts and talents. She was a hard worker. Growing up she tended to the fields on her family’s farm and became an avid gardener all through adulthood. She was athletic and was particularly good at basketball. She started off competing against her brothers and later played for Athens High School. During her college years she was a Cardette at Henderson County Junior College and one of her first jobs after marriage was a candy striper at Malakoff Hospital. After winning a prize in 8th grade for her portrait of Abraham Lincoln, she began to pursue and invest in that gift and art became a great passion of her adult life. She studied under great teachers like Dalhart Windberg and went overseas to Italy to study and paint. She was a member of the Highland Arts Guild in Marble Falls and served as it’s secretary for a year. Her artful talents also included being an excellent seamstress and her daughters enjoyed many custom ensembles. Ever the consummate hostess, she loved to serve others and give back to those in need. During her years living in Austin, Joan was the book keeper for many local doctors. She and Truman also owned “Stinson’s Jewelry” in Marble Falls for 13 years where she designed jewelry and let her grandchildren run around behind the counter. Her family was her treasure and her grandchildren and great grandchildren gave her such joy.

Joan was preceded in death by her 3 brothers, Harold Alton Trammell Jr., Perry Luke Trammell and Jerry Glenn Trammell; her brother in law, Alvin Turlington; 2 nephews, Scott Trammell and Gary Turlington.

Joan is survived by her husband of 60 years, Truman Stinson; her 3 daughters Shelia Stinson Busch and her husband Billy, Sharla Stinson Browne and her husband Wade, and Shana Stinson Browne and Clay Browne; 7 grandchildren, Sheena Busch, Shaylee Busch Webb and her husband Evan, Sheldon Busch and his wife Claire; Micah Browne and Chase Browne; Morgan Browne and Ally Browne; 7 great grandchildren; her sister Mary Trammell Turlington of Cross Roads, TX and 7 nieces and nephews.

Visitation is scheduled for Thursday, September 9, 2021 at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Marble Falls, Texas from 6:00-7:30pm. Graveside Service will take place Friday September 10, 2021, at Becks Chapel Cemetery in Athens, Texas at 11:00am.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to Becks Chapel Cemetery Association, 11953 CR 1113, Athens, TX 75751, the Highland Arts Guild, highlandsartsguild.com, or Sunny Glen Children’s Home in San Benito, Texas, https://sunnyglen.org/donate

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 9, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, September 10, 2021

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Charles Waugh

September 10, 2021

Sorry to read about the passing of your wife. I know that she had not been well for some time. As you know, she is with the Lord and free from pain and suffering. God bless you Truman. I wish you well in the days ahead. Your friend . Charles Waugh, Horseshoe Bay

Jane Price

September 10, 2021

I remember Joan from her jewelry store. After she sold her store, she joined Highland Arts Guild in 1996. She was an active member till her death. She was a wonderful artist and a good friend. She will be missed. My condolences to Truman and her family.
Jane Price

Lou Ann Holland

September 9, 2021

I remember Joan when she worked for Dr. Zschappel in Austin. He was my gynecologist and I admired her spunk and intelligence then as I did recently when I painted with her at the MF Art Guild.....a lovely lady....one who will be missed by many.

Laura Dodd

September 9, 2021

Truman and Family, I’m sorry for you loss of Joan. I’m also sorry I can’t be at the visitation. I remember Joan when you, Truman, were the preacher at Smithwick and when you, “girls,” were very young. Joan was always so sweet and friendly to me. I know you will miss her. May God give you comfort.

DeAnn O’Connor Pardee

September 7, 2021

Dear Sheila Sharla Shana Truman and families. I’m so sorry to hear of such sad news. Your mom was such a sweet lady. I will keep you all in my prayers. May you be be surrounded with her memories to bring you comfort.
DeAnn O’Connor Pardee

Becky Williams Harrell-Wright

September 7, 2021

Dear Truman and girls I am so very sorry to read of Joan passing. You will all be in my prayers... we love Truman and Joan so much and your family was so much a part of our William's family as well. God's Peace be over you.

Janice Lenz

September 7, 2021

I meant Stinson’s Jewelry. Janice Lenz.

JANICE Lenz

September 6, 2021

Sweetest lady ever!
First met her when Mike and I got engaged. We went straight to Stetson's. Mike introduced her to me and she helped us pick out the most beautiful rings. 37 years later I still get so many compliments on the rings.
Her thoughtfulness, that wonderful smile, and warm heart. She will be greatly missed. Heaven has another wonderful Angel. Prayers are with the family.
Mike and Janice Lenz

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