Hepinstall, Joan E., Saginaw, Michigan


Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend passed away on July 28, 2012 at her daughter's home surrounded by her loving family. Joan E. Woolever was born to Edward and Hazel Woolever on March 8, 1937 in Saginaw, MI. She graduated from Saginaw High School in 1955, a very proud Trojan. She married Amos Robert Hepinstall on June 18, 1955. Joan and Bob made their home in Saginaw and were very active in the community. This included many years serving the James Township Fire Department at her husband's side. In 1987 they retired to Marion, MI where they continued in the spirit of community and served as devoted members of Marion Blue Mountain VFW, Marion Fraternal Order of Eagles, American Legion, and the Polish Falcons of America. Following the death of her husband, in 2002 Joan returned to Saginaw to be near her family. She maintained an active life volunteering for the Veterans Administration Hospital, Saginaw Soup Kitchen, Child Abuse and Neglect, and the St. Mary's Women's Auxiliary. She was a trustee on the board for the Polish Falcons of America Nest 124, and was a 56 year member of Warren Avenue Presbyterian Church. Joan also served as a Deacon for the church. She was predeceased by both of her parents Ed and Hazel Woolever, her in-law, her husband Bob, son Amos, and brother Ronald. Left to cherish her memory are her daughter Shelly Taylor, son-in-law Jeff Taylor, two loving grandsons Chad (Jessica), Cody (Alyssa), three great-grand children; Hunter, MaKayla, Hayden, nephew Paul Neumann (Melissa), niece Carrie McMahon, sister-in-law Shirley Gagnon, and friends Frank and Beth Carpenter. In addition Joan was loved and will be missed by other countless wonderful friends to whom she was known as quite the talker. Funeral service will take place on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Warren Avenue Presbyterian Church, 612 Millard, Saginaw. Rev. Thomas B. Cundiff and Rev. Doug Leffler will officiate with burial at Oakwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the W. L. Case and Company Funeral Chapel, 201 N. Miller Road, on Tuesday from 1:00-8:00 p.m. and at church on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the V.N.A. Hospice or Warren Avenue Presbyterian Church. www.casefuneralhome.com