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“Joan, miss you and love my friend Joan we have been friends since 1981 I had been trying to connact you. Now I will pray and I know you will here me...Read More »
1 of 3 | Posted by: Valerie Landers - Hobart, IN

“Joan and I started kindergarten together and graduated together from West Side together. I dearly remember her especially those 1st few years. ...Read More »
2 of 3 | Posted by: Pat (Ehresman) Morehouse - IN

“Joan demonstrated the love of Jesus to me when I was at my lowest point and very suicidal. By her gentle ecouragement I was able to get into and stay...Read More »
3 of 3 | Posted by: Chris MacLennan - Lebanon, OH


Joan M. Nickerson, 83, of Lafayette passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 2:06 a.m. at Rosewalk Village. Joan was born on October 19, 1928 to the late Hugh and Stella Ramsey Sparks in Richmond, KY. She graduated from West Lafayette High School and attended Purdue University. She married Joseph W. Nickerson in 1968; he preceded her in death about six years after their marriage. Joan was a homemaker and member of St. John's Episcopal Church. She loved animals, reading, and gardening. Joan devoted over thirty years to helping individuals who were recovering from alcohol and drug addictions. She was one of the founders of the S.U.R.F Center in 1993.
Surviving is one daughter, Jennifer and one son, Kyle (wife Erica) along with four grandchildren. Joan was preceded in death by her beloved sister, Marcy. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Almost Home Humane Society 1705 South 2nd Street Lafayette, 47905 or to S.U.R.F. Center 307 N. 10th Street Lafayette 47901 .
Graveside service Wednesday 11:00 a.m. at Grandview Cemetery. Hippensteel Funeral Home entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com