Minor, Joan

Joan A. Minor, 86, of New Philadelphia, Ohio, died April 28, 2018, at the Community Hospice Truman House in New Philadelphia. 

Joan was born in Three Rivers, Mich., on Jan. 9, 1932, the daughter of the late Arthur and Gladys (Miller) Richey. She graduated from Battle Creek (Mich.) Central High School. Following graduation, she attended Augerbright Beauty College in Battle Creek. She worked at various retail stores throughout Tuscarawas County, Ohio, including Marlow’s, and CVS, where she retired. 

Joan is survived by her three children, Cynthia Marie Bair of Massillon, Ohio, Michael Lee (and Lisa) Dickens of Columbus, Ohio, Melinda Marie (and Kevin) Wagner of New Philadelphia; five grandchildren, Stefanie Thiessen, Nathan Bair, Taylor Dickens, Ian Dickens, Lynsey Dickens; two great-grandchildren; Erin and Andrew Thiessen; and her brother, Bill Richey of Atlanta, Ga. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Jerry Lynn Dickens, and three sisters, Betty Jean Stewart, Marjorie Cutler and Marian Hoch. 

A memorial reception is planned from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, at the Toland-Herzig Monarch Center, 831 Boulevard, Dover.