• DAUM JOAN CHRISTY Age 77, of C...

Age 77, of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, died Saturday, November 18, 2017, at Chateau Girardaeu in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. She was born June 13, 1940, in Pittsburgh, PA to John R. and Frances Jones Walker. She was a member of LaCroix United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau. She attended Transylvania University. Joan received the Ambassador's Award while working as an administrative assistant for the Children's Research Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA in the Free Care Fund. In 2004 while employed by the Cape Girardeau Police Department, she was the first civilian to receive the Employee of the Year Award. She recognized the whole Cape Girardeau Police Department as her extended family. She inspired everyone she met. Survivors include the father of her children, Ronald Daum; son, Keith (Jeanetta) Daum, Cape Girardeau, MO; brother, Robert (Lou) Walker, San Antonio, TX; sister, Marilyn Holstead, Pittsburgh, PA; four grandchildren who adored her, Candice Istenes, Madison Daum, Bryar Daum, Walker Daum; nieces and nephews who also adored her. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Craig Daum; and brother-in-law, Robert Holstead. Friends may call 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at FORD & SONS MT. AUBURN FUNERAL HOME IN CAPE GIRARDEAU. A memorial service will be at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at the funeral home with the Rev. Ron Watts, officiating. Memorial contributions may be given to the Free Care Fund in care of Children's Hospital, 4401 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15224 or online at givetochildrens.org/kdka. Online condolences may be made at www.fordandsonsfuneralhome.com. Ford and Sons Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau is in charge of arrangements.
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PostedNovember 20, 2017