Joan Elizabeth Drassen

1933 – 2024

Joan Elizabeth Drassen, age 90, departed this world peacefully into the arms of the Lord on Friday, February 23, 2024.

Joan was born in the Bronx, New York on August 16, 1933 to Eleanor and Wilford Campbell. She graduated from Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, MD then Sibley Nursing School in Washington DC. She was an RN for over 50 years and received numerous awards.

Joan was married to Billy Lyle Drassen from 1955 to 1979 and they had 3 children – Diane, Steve and Kim.

She was a very caring, humble, independent, strong, compassionate and nurturing woman of deep faith. She loved cats, reading, crossword puzzles and learning. She was always up-to-date on what was happening in the world.

Joan leaves behind her brother David and wife Patsea of Portland ME, daughter Diane and husband Gary Brown of OKC, son Steve and wife Deanne of Frisco, TX and daughter Kim Hodges of Bahama, NC. She also leaves behind grandchildren Natalie Fowler, Leah Brown, Evan and Adam Drassen, Wesley and Maddie Hodges and step grandsons David and Timothy Brown, great-grandchildren Winnie and Ezra Fowler, Elijah and Ezekiel McNear-Drassen and Maggie, Henry and Olivia Brown.

Although we will all miss her very much, we are comforted to know that she is now at rest in her Heavenly home,

There will be a private family celebration of her life at a later date.

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