Joan Herring, 54, of Des Moines, passed away August 6, 2012 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, after a long battle with cancer. According to her wishes, her body has been cremated.
A celebration of life service will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 10, at Memorial Services of Iowa funeral home (4208 N. Ankeny Blvd.).
A visitation will be held 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, August 9, at Memorial Services of Iowa.
Joan was born in Des Moines, Iowa to Bruce and Donna Williams, and grew up in Ankeny, where she graduated from Ankeny High School in 1976.
She then married Randall Herring February 5, 1977, and had one daughter, Marie.
Joan was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, and grandma. She enjoyed traveling, camping, and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her husband, Randy, her daughter, Marie Herring and son-in-law, Chad Chumbley, her parents; Bruce and Donna Williams, her sisters; Judy Erickson and Janet Hanson, a niece, Angie Erickson, two grandchildren; Cohen and Marissa Chumbley, a mother-in-law, Kathy Herring, a brother and sister-in-law Gary and Linda Herring, and their family; Christi, Nick, Brooklyn, Elijah, and Genevieve Peterson, and a brother-in-law, Gregg Hansen, and a nephew, Joseph.
Joan is preceded in death by her Maternal Grandparents, Geneva and LeRoy Miller, her paternal Grandparents, Alfred and Tessie Williams, her mother and father-in-law Francis and Joyce Herring.Information provided by: Memorial Services of Iowa 4208 North Ankeny Blvd Ankeny, IA 50023 515.964.0592 www.memorialservicesofiowa.com