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Joan E. (Howdyshell) Underwood

January 7, 1963 — June 8, 2023


Joan E. (Howdyshell) Underwood 60 of Baltimore, Ohio passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, June 8, 2023 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.  She was born to William Junior and Barb Howdyshell on January 7, 1963 in Lancaster, Ohio.

She was working as a cataloguing and acquisition supervisor for the Pickerington Public Library with 26 years of service.

Joan enjoyed cooking for family and friends, reading, helping on the farm, gardening, taking care of her pets and watching Christmas Hallmark Movies.

She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Jerry Underwood; children, Beth (Nathan Hicks) Underwood of Grove City, Ohio, Mark (Stephanie) Underwood of Baltimore, Ohio and Greg (Caitlin) Underwood of Lancaster, Ohio; grandchildren, Charlii and Remington; mother, Barb Howdyshell of Pickerington, Ohio; brothers, Harvey (Janice) Howdyshell of Baltimore, Terry (Ruth Ellen) Howdyshell of Jackson, Michigan, Tim (Clara) Howdyshell of London, and Stephen (Debbie) Howdyshell of Baltimore; sisters, Naomi Yerian of Lancaster, Wilma (Eugene) Wallis of Baltimore, Linda Earle of Lancaster, Carolyn (Mark) Hollopeter of Columbus, and Dorothy Howdyshell of Lancaster, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Joan was preceded in death by her father William Junior Howdyshell, sister, Nancy Rowley and a brother Jerry Howdyshell.

Funeral service will be held Thursday, June 15, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. in the JOHNSON-SMITH FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL, 207 S. MAIN ST., Baltimore, Ohio 43105 with Pastor Michael McManus of Walnut Creek Baptist Church officiating.  Caring Cremation® to follow.  Friends may visit Wednesday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. The family asks that all visitors wear casual attire.

Memorial gifts may be given to the Pickerington Public Library, 201 Opportunity Way, Pickerington, Ohio 43147.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2023

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Thursday, June 15, 2023

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