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Joan Elaine Anderson
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Joan Elaine Anderson, 58, of Oak Ridge, passed away Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Canterfield of Oak Ridge, where she was a resident.
She was born May 19, 1959 in Blount County.
In earlier years, Joan was very active with the Girl Scouts. She graduated from Oak Ridge High School and received a degree in agronomy from the University of Tennessee. Joan had served in the US Navy for a brief time until she received a medical discharge. She loved nature, birds and animals as well as working in her garden cultivating and growing plants. A volunteer spirit was deeply embedded in Joan and she spent many hours in volunteer work at the Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic and at First United Methodist Church, where she was very active in the contemporary service and Wednesday night fellowship dinners. She was blessed by a spirit of grace and gratitude. Joan also enjoyed camping, hiking, boating and hunting, a skill she learned from her father, along with woodworking.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Lucina Pless Anderson in 1983; father, John Lewis Anderson in 2017; brother, Roger Scott Anderson II in 2003 and her beloved canine companion Tigger.
She is survived by several cousins, aunts, uncles and extended family as well as her many church friends and her friends at Kroger and Walmart. Joan was especially fond of Victor, a parrot, she frequently cared for that belonged to friends.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 1 pm at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Jenny Caughman officiating. A reception will follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Joan’s memory can be made to First United Methodist Church, 1350 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Arrangements by Weatherford Mortuary. An online guest book can be signed at

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1:00 PM
First United Methodist Church

1350 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

A reception will follow the memorial service at the church

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First United Methodist Church

1350 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

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