Baran, Joan

Joan Kathleen Baran, 51, of Fowlerville, Mich., died May 18, 2020, at her home. 

She was born Dec. 31, 1968, in Adrian, Mich., to William L. and Regina A. (Warner) Martin. Joan was a member of the Morenci Area High School class of 1987. After high school she attended Washtenaw Community College and became a registered physical therapist in 1994. Joan worked for St. Joseph Mercy Health System in Howell for more than 26 years. She married Christopher J. Philbin on Sept. 22, 2007, and he preceded her in death  April 3, 2012.

She enjoyed gardening, making jewelry, and her fur babies, Petee, Dexter, Sandy and Tiger, but most of all she loved her family, especially her grandchildren.

In addition to her mother, Gina (and Duane Dunbar) of Jerome, she is survived by three children, Ashley (and Matthew) Holbrook of Webberville, Mich., Alex and Adam Graham, both of Fowlerville, Mich.; five grandchildren, Gavin, Jackson and Abigail Holbrook and Alaina and Elizabeth Graham; a brother, Wayne (and Paula) Martin of Clayton, Mich.; a sister, Bernadette (and Chan) Barrett of Pittsford, Mich.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband and her father, William.

Services will be private.

Arrangements were handled by Eagle-Marry Funeral Home.