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Joan M. (Sanders) Hurley

December 4, 1941 ~ June 16, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old


Joan Marie Hurley, age 81 of Elkhart, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Friday, June 16, 2023.  Joan was born December 4, 1941, in Elkhart to the late Arthur C. and Mildred (Vickers) Sanders.   She was a graduate of Concord High School and worked for many years in the RV Industry with K&S Products and Ventline/Phillips Products before her retirement.

She is survived by her daughters Tamela (Bruce) Whipple, Brenda (Mike) Miltroka, Peggy Williams and Candy Williams, 7 grandchildren: Toni (Jason) Thompson, Amy (Rodney) Herron, Kevin (Allison) Mast Jr., Heather (Matt) Penney, Mikey Miltroka Jr., Rachel Mast, Martal Williams and Alixandria Pittman, 9 great-grandchildren two stepdaughters and and one stepson.  Also surviving are her brothers Richard (Mary) Sanders and Ronald Sanders.  Her first husband, Marlin Williams and her second husband William Hurley, both preceded her in death, as well as a stepson and stepdaughter.

Visitation will be held from 5-8 pm Wednesday, June 21, 2023, at Cruz Family Funeral Home in Osceola.  There will also be one hour of visitation prior to the11:00 am funeral service on Thursday, June 22, 2023, at Cruz Family Funeral Home with interment to follow in Rice Cemetery, Elkhart.

As a young woman, Joan discovered a talent for sewing, creating beautiful clothing for her family and friends. She also found great joy in camping with her family. Twin Mills Campgrounds in Bristol, Indiana, became a second home, where countless memories were forged. Laughter and fun were always had around the campfire and the family created a special bond that will forever be treasured. Joan's love for camping extended beyond her immediate family. She belonged to a close-knit camping group, where she shared stories, laughter, and unforgettable adventures. The lifelong friendships she found in the camping community brought her great joy.

Above all, Joan's heart was full of love for her daughters. They were the light of her life, the source of her strength, and her greatest accomplishment. Her devotion to her daughters, grandkids and great grandkids knew no bounds, and she cherished every milestone, triumph, and moment they shared together. Family gatherings filled with love and togetherness became the foundation of a family bond that transcends time.

In her memory, donations may be given to the family to assist with her final expenses.  To light a virtual candle, share a story of Joan’s life, or leave a message of comfort for her family, please follow the links provided on the tribute wall tab above.

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June 21, 2023

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cruz Family Funeral Home
1109 Lincolnway West
Osceola, Indiana 46561

Funeral Service
June 22, 2023

11:00 AM
Cruz Family Funeral Home
1109 Lincolnway West
Osceola, Indiana 46561


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