Joan Wescott passed away on January 14, 2011 at Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, Missouri.
Joan was born on September 25, 1925 in Larned, Kansas to George and Esther Zimmer. She graduated from Larned High School in 1943 and Kirksville (MO) School of Nursing in 1946. She married Thomas Wescott D.O. in 1946 and they worked together for the next 30 years mostly in Holden, Missouri. She finished her nursing career with over 20 years of service at Research Medical Center in Kansas City. She was an active member in P.E.O. in both Holden and Overland Park, Kansas. She was also a long time member of Indian Heights Methodist Church in Overland Park. During her working life and in retirement she enjoyed travelling and playing bridge.
Joan was preceded in death her parents and her brother Robert Zimmer. She is survived by her daughters Barbara Pond and Nancy Balsbaugh and Nancy’s husband Robert all of Overland Park, Kansas. She is also survived by four grandsons, Andy and Tyler Pond, Joel and Michael Balsbaugh. Also surviving are her two sisters Dorothy Thiessen of Overland Park and Marilyn Gaulding of Prairie Village, KS and nephew John R Thiessen and nieces Mary Jane Hobbs, Kimberly Thiessen, Sally Westmoreland, Nancy Sharaf, her sister Beth and great niece Annaleigh Hobbs.
To honor her wishes, there will be no memorial service. The family asks that those who knew Joan remember her as a friend. Memorial donations in Joan’s name to Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care at 12000 Wornall Road, Kansas City, Missouri, 64145 or 816-363-2600, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>.