Joan E. Adkins Sanderson, 65, of Wilmington, Ohio passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at Wilmington Nursing & Rehabilitation Residence. Joan was born April 9, 1952 in Georgetown, Ohio, daughter of the late James Eugene Adkins and Irene I. Mullenix Adkins Holland. She was a 1970 graduate of Wilmington High School.
Joan is survived by three sons, Matthew Sanderson of Wilmington, Ohio, James K. Sanderson of Wilmington, Ohio, and Bradley W. (fiancée, Jessica L. Bowman) Sanderson of Jamestown, Ohio; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Jewell A. Downing of Huber Heights, Ohio and Janette E. & Steve Conley of Wilmington, Ohio; a brother and two sisters-in-law, James Christopher & Bonnie Adkins of Michigan and Mary Jo Adkins of Centerville, Ohio; her former husband, W. Gary Sanderson of Wilmington, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, a brother, Francis A. Adkins, is preceded in death.
Funeral services will be 1:00 PM, Monday, July 31, 2017 at the Reynolds-Smith Funeral Home, 327 N. South Street, Wilmington, Ohio with Deacon Robert Baker officiating. Burial will be in Sugar Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 11:00 AM – 1:00 AM, Monday, July 31, 2017 at the Reynolds-Smith Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Community Care Hospice, P.O. Box 123, Wilmington, Ohio 45177 or the American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45206.