Joan M. (Kevens)
Gucciardo, age 89 of Chesterton, IN, passed away on Monday, January 15,
2018, in Valparaiso, IN.
She was born on
December 15, 1928, in Gary, Indiana, to Stanley and Mary (Zwierz) Kevens.
Joan is survived by
her step-son, William (Kathy Wagner) Gucciardo; grandson, Michael (Amanda)
Gucciardo; niece, Kristin (Tony) Ursano; cousin, Mattie Neff; fuzzy
companion, Razzle Dazzle; many nieces, family and friends.
She was preceded in
death by her parents; and her husband, Frank Gucciardo.
Joan graduated from
Tolleston High School in 1944. She went to Indiana University obtaining a
bachelorís degree in Elementary Education, and later a masterís degree in
Elementary Education with a library endorsement. After five years in the
classroom, she opened the first Matriarch Center in Gary. In 1961, she
transferred to Noble School in Miller and continued her career to a span of
44 years. She was the president of the Beta Gamma Pi Chapter and the
National President in 1981. She loved gardening, crossword puzzles and her
fuzzy companion, Razzle Dazzle.
A special thank you
to Kathy Gucciardo, daughter-in-law, for her loving, caring, and kindness
and taking such good care of her. And a special thank you to the Wagner
family, Rose, Julie, Joe, Marty and Tony.
will be held on Monday, January 22, 2018, at 12:00 p.m., at Edmonds and
Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN, 46304, with Pastor Scott
visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 12:00 p.m.
at the funeral home.
may be made to the Independent Cat Society, P.O. Box 735, Westville, IN,
46391, or to a charity of the donorís choice.
may be made to the family at www.ee-fh.com