Joan Elizabeth Flowers, 72, of Venice, passed away at 3:45 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, at Stearns Nursing and Rehabilitation in Granite City.
She was born Sept. 6, 1943, in St. Louis, a daughter of the late Albert W. and Eva E. (Wynne) Fink. Joan was a dedicated and loving homemaker and was a member of Suburban-Unity Baptist Church in Granite City and a former member of Trinity Baptist Church in Overland, Mo. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gary Flowers.
She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Bridgette and Mike Koelker of Venice, Lisa and Curtis Brown of Granite City, and Deborah and Edward Cox of Granite City; six grandchildren, Jimmy Koelker, Ashley Koelker, Katelyn Cox, Trever Brown, Adrean Brown and Caroline Brown; one sister, Margaret Underwood; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Robert and Kathy Fink, Albert and Sandy Fink, and Donald Fink; other extended family and friends.
In celebration of her life, visitation will be 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, with the Rev. Clint Wisdom officiating.
Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Foundation, Autism Speaks or the Muscular Dystrophy Association and may be accepted at the funeral home; www.irwinchapel.com.