Joan E. Mennie
October 21, 1922 - September 16, 2021
- September 25, 2021 | 11:00 A.M.
- First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton 715 North Carlton Ave Wheaton, Il.
Joan Elizabeth Bliss Mennie, 1922-2021
Joan passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family. She was born in Orville, Ohio to Howard and Evelyn Bliss. She grew up Baldwin, Long Island, New York, and after graduating from Allegheny College she attended Yale University graduating with a Master’s degree in nursing. She began her nursing career as a WWII Cadet Nurse. In 1946, she married Donald Urquhart Mennie and they enjoyed 52 years together.
After their marriage, Joan was a public health nurse in Nassau County, Long Island. She later taught Junior High Science in Washington, Il. ; was a school Nurse at Glenbard East High School in Lombard, Il. ; And finished her career as School Health Consultant for the DuPage County Health Department in Wheaton, Il., retiring in 1986. Following her retirement she volunteered at Fox Valley Hospice for several years.
Joan is survived by her four children, Christie Puttcamp (Stanton), Scott Mennie (Lisa), Douglas Mennie (Susan) and Robert Mennie (Teresa), fourteen grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren, and her sister, Sally Rutter.
Joan will be remembered as a loving wife, a remarkable mother (in-law), and a one-of-a-kind grandmother and great- grandmother. Joan never met a stranger, and anyone that knew her instantly felt her love. She lived a faith-filled, full life surrounded by family and friends, including those special friends at River Glen, Pottawatomie Garden Club, Questors, and First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton.
A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton 715 North Carlton Ave Wheaton on Saturday, September 25, at 11:00 am.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to a charity of your choice or the First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton Memorial Fund.
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