3107 Davis Boulevard, Naples, FL 34104


Mrs. Joan Beach

Mrs. Joan Beach
March 21, 1929 – April 27, 2019

On April 27, 2019, Joan Estelle Beach was called home to the loving arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ. Welcoming her into the Kingdom of God are her parents (Galen and Tressa Shankster), her three sisters (Erma, Ilah and Wilma Jean), her brother (Philip) and many other loved ones.

Joan was born on 3/21/1929 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. During her life she lived in Northeast Ohio (Bryan and Pioneer); Cincinnati, Ohio; Crossville, Tennessee and Southwest Florida (Marco Island and Naples). Joan was multi-talented and artistic and she was an accomplished decorator, seamstress, beautician and an amazing cook. Along with her husband, William R. Beach, she owned several successful small businesses. She and her husband Bill were long-time members of the Wesley United Methodist Church on Marco Island.

For the past several years, she resided at Terracina Grand in Naples, Florida with her loving and devoted husband Bill. She was known for her glamorous and impeccable style, her beautiful singing voice, warm and beaming smile and wonderful sense of humor. While at Terracina Grand, she enjoyed many activities including Bible Study, completing puzzles and singing with her husband Bill during Happy Hour and other celebrations. She earned a reputation as an expert Mahjong and Sequence player.

Joining her husband (William R. Beach) in mourning her passing is her large family, her many friends and all that were touched by her loving and kind spirit. Joan was the loving and supportive mother and step-mother to Dana Hartsock of Cumming, Georgia; Dennis Hartsock of Naples, Florida; Julie Young of Athens, Georgia; Debra Beach of Crawfordsville, Indiana; and Bonnie (Wayne) McDaniel of Hamilton, Ohio.Her grandchildren will forever be blessed with her love and wisdom: Kelly (Stephen) Moss, Kimberly (Brian) Morani, Damian (Katie) Hartsock, Lindsay Hartsock, Bryan (Jessica) Hartsock, Joanna (Justin) Gwin, William (Demitria) Beach and Brittany (Paul) Simpson. Her great-grandchildren loved her dearly and she was affectionately known as “Apple Grandma” by many of them. Missing her today are Jordan and Kristy Moss, Cameron Morani, Sawyer and Mary Katherine Hartsock, Lillianne, Elliot and Adaline Beach and Dylan Simpson.Many nieces and nephews also grieve with her immediate family.She will always be remembered for her love of God, her kindness and generosity, and her ability to make the sweetest lemonade when life gave her lemons.

Visitation will be held on May 4, 2019 from 1:00 PM until 2:30 PM at Naples Funeral Home, 3107 Davis Boulevard, Naples, Florida. Christian service to immediately follow. Memorial donations can be made to AVOW Hospice at https://avowcares.org/donate-now-1/



June 14, 2019, 6:56 pm

From: Ria Ruane What a wonderful way to summarize a life well lived, full of love and thanksgiving. Very few people have touched so many souls with love, understanding, kindness and “bling!” You knew just when & how to make things better with an amazing talent for being present and sharing love and laughter! JoAn & Bill shared and amazing love story, one that epitomized selfless love for each other and a silent partner, Jesus. Mr. Bill Beach wrote a song entitled, Thank God for Jesus. I’d like to change the title to Thank God for Jesus and JoAn, she exemplified Christian love. JoAn, Tears are not for you but for everyone that has to live without you 🙁 For there is no doubt in my mind that you are in the arms of the one that always loved you, as your favorite hymn quoted and you often shared, ” Just As I Am.” Thanks for always helping me and sharing your gifts and talents so generously with all of your friends! You lit up the room with your radiant smile, beautiful, angelic voice and smart, sassy stride. I love you Sunny Lady and look forward to seeing you again in His glorious Kingdom where I know there is a special spot just for you and those you love. For many, missing would fade with time but I have a feeling that we will miss you more each day. I know that you said, “You just want to see Jesus.” What a awesome and profound statement. I will remember that until I see Him myself. You are and will always be a blessing. I hope I grow up to be Just Like You!!!! Keep shining Bright Beautiful Angel, Ria Ruane, Spiritual Care Director & Friend
From: Lisa Husted So very sorry for your loss, my prayers are with each of you. Love & Hugs
From: Leigh Bullen It was a pleasure to have known Ms. Beach. We often sang the old familiar hymns together at Terracina Grand! She was such a special soul!
From: Myra Langlie Wiechart A beautiful tribute to a beautiful woman. I will always cherish the friendship that I shared with Joan. So many times she would call me and say “this is your neighbor around the corner, what are you doing for dinner?” Then she would invite me over for a delicious meals with her and Bill. She was so fun to be around and she helped me through tough times when my husband passed away. The world was certainly a better place because of her. My prayers are with the family during this time of grief. I will miss her so very much.

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