1938 Joan 2022

Joan Etta Woodrum Monroe

March 6, 1938 — July 5, 2022

 

     Joan Etta Woodrum Monroe, 84, of Hinton went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at her home following a long illness.

     Born March 6, 1938, in Hinton she was the daughter of the late Rev. William Jennings and Mildred Cheetham Briers.

     Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Jack D. Woodrum MD on Jan. 5, 2000, two sons; John Charles Fox on Nov. 28, 1958, and Joseph Glen “Joe” Woodrum on March 3, 2009, stepson, James Mark Woodrum on Sept. 4, 2011, three brothers; Bill, David, and Tom Briers, and one sister-in-

Law, Raquel Blanes Briers.

     Joan was an accomplished woman; lifeguard, high diver, canoe racer, fisherman, airplane pilot, and nurse among many other things she learned to do quite well over her lifetime. She held the title of Lady Angler of West Virginia for many years. She was a force to be reckoned with in a canoe, a strong paddler who loved to race and has a full trophy case to prove it. She had the flying bug that she picked up from

her dad and brothers, all who were pilots, and learned to fly as an adult. When she was younger, she was a member of the Civil Air Patrol and a lifeguard who loved to dive off of the high board or a cliff face. As a nurse she helped her husband start Woodrum Clinic in Hinton. She had a love for animals that started with her pet groundhog growing up in the west end. She loved her dogs and her Cockatoo “Ben” and cared for many animals during her lifetime. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hinton where she was a long-time member of the choir until her health and hearing declined.

     She is survived by; her husband, James “Jim” Monroe Sr., her son, Senator Jack David Woodrum and his wife Debra Brookman “Debbie” Woodrum, stepsons, Tom Woodrum and wife Connie of Hinton, and Tim Woodrum and wife Christine of Roanoke, Va. and their families, stepdaughter, Donna Mock of Huntington, WV, and her family, stepson, James Monroe Jr. and his family, stepdaughters,  Susan Hannah and husband Alfred both of Glade Springs, and Sarah Hester and husband Steve of Talcott and their families. Joan’s grandchildren, Kara Wood, Jacob and Jaxson Woodrum, and great granddaughter Julianna Woodrum all of Hinton, sisters-in-law’s Sue Briers and Martha Briers both of Hinton, numerous nieces and nephews and their families also survive.

     Funeral Services will be held at 2 PM on Friday, July 8, 2022, at the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlor Chapel with Pastor Roy Carter officiating. Burial will follow in the Woodrumtown Cemetery. (Parking at the cemetery is limited and you may have to walk 200 yards up the hill into the cemetery) Friends may call from 6 PM to 8 PM at the funeral home on Thursday.

 

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Thursday, July 7, 2022

6:00 - 8:00pm (Eastern time)

Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors

130 Temple Street, Hinton, WV 25951

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Funeral Service

Friday, July 8, 2022

2:00 - 3:00pm (Eastern time)

Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors

130 Temple Street, Hinton, WV 25951

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