Joan Fortman, age 81, died Sunday November 21, 2021 at home in Charlotte, NC following an illness. Joan graduated from Memorial High School in St. Marys, OH and married the love of her life Lawrence J. Fortman. She followed her husband Larry to Miami University in Oxford, OH where she worked as a secretary in a fraternity office. Joan and Larry settled in Westerville, OH where they lived for 25 years raising their children, traveling, enjoying life with each other and their many dear friends. They eventually landed in Charlotte, NC where they have lived since 2001.
Joan's passion in life was her family. She enjoyed her golf and bowling leagues, sewing, TWIG Charity for Children's Hospital, dance club, and card club with her girlfriends. She will be remembered as a very strong person who had a big heart and who would do anything for you.
She is preceded in death by her parents; Thomas A. White II and Gertrude M. (Ruffing) White, a brother, Thomas A. White III, and a sister Mary Nanette (Ruffing) Bowling; sister-in-law Marcia White, and brother-in-law William Fortman.
She is survived by her three children; Deborah Collucci of Longview, WA; Scott (Elizabeth) Fortman of Kirkland, WA; and Nanette (Douglas) Stuckey of Charlotte, NC; and one sister Kathy (Thomas) Ansley; eight grandchildren: Stephanie Geisler, Megan Hughson, Kate and Jenna Dukovcic; Grant and Logan Stuckey; Hannah and Sarah Fortman; four great grandchildren: Esme Geisler; Wren, Gus, and Fern Hughson; and in-laws: Robert (Linda) Fortman, Richard (Mary) Fortman, Doris Sheipline, and Jeanette (William) Fortman.
Visitation will be from 2:00 – 5:00 pm on Sunday, November 28th, 2021 at Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Rd, St. Marys, OH 45885. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Monday, November 29th 2021 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 511 E Spring St, St. Marys, OH 45885. Interment will follow in Gethsemane Cemetery St. Marys, OH.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested that remembrances be made in the form of contributions to the American Diabetes Association.
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