McMinnville resident and Painesville, Ohio native Joan Lucille Chisam, age 73, was born Dec. 18, 1937 and died July 29 at River Park Hospital following an extended illness.
A homemaker and member of the Baptist Church, she was the daughter of the late Fredrick and Emmy Marie Bauck Berg. She was married June 18, 1959 to James Chisam who preceded her in death June 2, 2008. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, David Chisam; brother, Fred Berg, Jr. and sister, Irene Hennessee.
She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, James and Loretta Chisam, Jr. of Spencer; four daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and Doug Keener of Morrison, Susan and Eddie McCormick of Bone Cave and Kathy and Rickey Priest and Beth and Kevin Woodlee both of McMinnville; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Barbara Huffman of Ohio; and daughter-in-law, Michelle Chisam of McMinnville.
Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. today in High's Chapel with Coy Hathcock officiating. Burial will follow in the Old Bybee Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until time of service Sunday at High's.
High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) July 31, 2011