We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Billings Funeral Home
Joan E. Spry, 78, of Elkhart, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, July 24, 2022, at her residence. She was born in Three Rivers, MI on November 19, 1943, to the late Thelma Wait.
Joan is survived by her children, Kevin (Debra) Spry and Elizabeth (Thomas Thompson) Ontiveros both of Elkhart; grandchildren, Dayna, Antonio, Dakota, Carlos, Zander, Brooklyn, and Donavan; and four great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ronald N. Spry.
Friends and family are called to gather for a visitation on Thursday, July 28, 2022, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Billings Funeral Home, 812 Baldwin St. in Elkhart. She will later be laid to rest at East Union Cemetery in Union, Michigan. Memorial donations may be given to Cancer Resources for Elkhart County/United Cancer, 23971 US Highway 33, Elkhart, IN 46517 or Alzheimer’s Association, 50 E. 91st St. Ste. 100 Indianapolis, IN 46209.
Joan was a humble, simple, and kind woman who kept to herself and was very soft spoken. She worked for Syndicate Store Fixtures of Middlebury, currently called Lozier, for 25 years as a machine operator. When Joan had the chance, she enjoyed spending time and catching up with her high school friends by joining them for breakfast. In her younger years, her children fondly remember camping in Wabash with her during the summertime. Joan will greatly be missed by her loving family and many friends.
Cancer Resources for Elkhart County
23971 US Highway 33, Elkhart IN 46517
50 E. 91st St. Ste 100, Indianapolis IN 46209-4830