Joan Pearl Brinkerhoff, 85, of Wooster, died the morning of April 28th at Danbury Senior Living. She was born July 22, 1937 in Red Haw, Ohio to Earl and Cotta (Oberholzer) Badertscher.
Joan graduated from Jeromesville High school in 1955. She married Robert Earl Brinkerhoff on July 2, 1958 . He died March 25, 2018.
Joan finished her career working for the Wayne County Auditor’s Office for 16 years, retiring in 2001. In her spare time, she loved to play Bridge. She and Bob were members of the College of Wooster’s Rebounder’s and followed their basketball team to most of their games for many years. They were also avid Ohio State football fans, and attended many Bowl Games, as well. She and her husband loved to travel, often accompanied by family and close friends. They were proud grandparents to three and enjoyed cheering each of them on at their sporting events when they were in school. A devout Christian, Joan was a longtime member of the Trinity United Church of Christ in Wooster.
She will be deeply missed by her son, Brad (Linda) of Wooster, three grown grandchildren, Jordan, Jillian and Brittany, brothers Robert (Barbara) Badertscher and Rudy (Raenna) and a sister, Judy Lang along with many nieces and nephews. Joan was preceded in death by her husband and son, Curtis, sister Betty Murray and brother James Badertscher.
Friends may call Thursday May 4th from 3:00pm to 4:00 pm at Roberts Funeral Home- Sherwood Memorial Chapel, Wooster. Pastor Tommy Theissen, her nephew, will officiate the funeral service and celebration of Joan’s life beginning at 4:00pm. The service will be live streamed at https://www.robertsfuneralhome.com/obituaries/joan-brinkerhoff. Simply log onto the Roberts Funeral Home web page and click on Joan’s photo. Burial will take place at Sherwood Memorial Gardens immediately following.
In Liew of flowers, online contributions can be at www.RobertsFuneralHome.com to the Alzheimer’s Association 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare 1900 Akron Rd. Wooster, OH 44691.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the wonderful supportive staff at Danbury Senior Living who, over the past five years, took excellent care of Joan. They would also like to thank the Lifecare Hospice nursing staff for their kindness and support while overseeing Joan’s needs during the final months of her life.