Joanie had a smile like sunlight coming from behind a cloud. Her eyes crinkled up when she giggled. Joanie was as welcome as spring flowers and as cheerful as daisies.
-- (Sally Konley, Friend - December 2008)
I remember walking to school with Joanie everyday. My name then was Becky Morrissey. Joan was a very good friend to have. I miss her very much.
-- (Becky Ruhland, Friend - December 2008)
I am Joan's brother, Joe. I was born 15 days after she died. Thank you to all of you who were friends with Joan.
-- (Joseph Chrzas, Brother - December 2008)