Joan Calhoun

Joan E. Calhoun

Jan 26, 1949 - Aug 19, 2020
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Mrs. Joan Calhoun, 71, daughter of the late Raymond and Myrtle Bell Franklin made her debut into this life on January 26, 1949 in Marystown, West Virginia; and peacefully departed this life on August 19, 2020 at Toledo Hospital in Toledo, Ohio. She was a proud graduate of North High School class of 1967 in Youngstown, Ohio.
She was united in holy matrimony to her husband of 33 years, Orrin Calhoun, on August 22, 1987. This union was blessed with a blended family of four children.

Joan was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Her passion and love for helping others was evident in her work at the Lucas County Metropolitan Housing Authority for 26 years, where she retired in December 2012.

Joan was a beautiful person with a huge heart and touched the hearts of so many. She consistently put others needs before her own. Joan always presented with poise and class. She loved her animal print and incorporated this when she shopped for herself and others. She enjoyed cooking and playing cards with family and friends. However, Joan’s passion was to sing. She started singing while attending high school and performed professionally after graduation with her group, Ronnie Lee Combo & the Tempting Tiara’s and, Samson and Delilah & the Boss City People, to share her angelic voice with others. She is now singing in the heavenly choir.

Joan was preceded in death by both parents; father-in-law, Dan Michael; brother John Franklin; sister-in-law, Jocyln Franklin; brother-in-law, Lamont Calhoun; and sister-in-laws, Marsha White and Shelia Calhoun.

Her beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of her loving husband, Orrin Calhoun Sr.; daughters, Amber Franklin, Robin Calhoun and Yolanda “LaLa” Calhoun Bracken; son, Orrin “OJ” Calhoun Jr.; 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; Sister, Phyllis Gray; Brother, Tommy (Elaine) Pennington; Step-sister, Georgianna Henderson; Sister-in-laws, Janine (Joseph) Calhoun Arnold and Tracy Calhoun Thomas; brother-in-law Fredrick “Cappy” (Tondalaya) Calhoun; as well as special friends, Marian Pearce and Robin Burton; and a host of family and friends.
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  • Visitation

    August 29, 2020 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    August 29, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    The House of Day Funeral Services Chapel
    2550 Nebraska Avenue
    Toledo, Ohio 43607
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  • Service

    August 29, 2020 | 3:00pm
    August 29, 2020 3:00pm
    The House of Day Funeral Services Chapel
    2550 Nebraska Avenue
    Toledo, Ohio 43607
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Posted at 08:39pm
Orin I am truly saddened by this news of Joan’s passing. To you and all of the family please know all of you are in my prayers.

Willie Purvis

Ellen Martin-Williams

Posted at 12:36pm
Orin and family, I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to you and your family. May God comfort you and keep you during this most difficult time.

Robert and Ellen Williams

Madelynn C.Lacy Wilson

Posted at 11:28pm
Joan and I went to Thornhill Elementary School together. We played together during recess. I remember her and Phyllis and Jennifer Hughes had a singing group. Every time I came home to Youngstown I always made it to the Sharonline Reunion dance and/or picnic where I got a chance to see her and her sister Phyllis. She will be missed.

Mayda Wright-Khatib

Posted at 02:48pm
Joan was my neighbor on Melrose and was an awesome woman. Always had a smile on her face that would brighten your day. Rest peacefully my Sistah, you will be missed. My condolences and prayers for you all 💕🙏🏾

Jackie Lynard

Posted at 08:37am
Prayers sent, I love you all

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