Joan D. Childers


Joan D. Childers, 86, of Madison Heights, Va., and formerly of Imperial Beach, Calif., and Terre Haute, passed away on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, in her residence. She was born in Terre Haute on Feb. 7, 1932, to Denman Pigg and Ann Vice Pigg.
Joan was preceded in death by her first husband, Arliss C. Bryan Sr.; and by her second husband, Charles Childers. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Cindy Snipes; a brother, Larry Pigg; and a sister-in-law, Janet Jenkins.
Joan is survived by her children, Arliss C. Bryan Jr. (Jo Ann), Debbie Broadus, Dianna Arns, Beverly Cummings, Joyce Childers and Tommy Childers. In addition, she is survived by her brothers and sisters, Robert Pigg (Doris), Betty Edmunson, Jack Pigg (Myrna), Denny Pigg (Kathy), Nancy Holton, and Trina Huey; as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and one great-great- grandchild.
Joan was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Airie 3142 in Chula Vista, Calif., she loved to travel and camp, and was a member of the Thousand Trails Camp Sites. She had served as a past PTA president, was a Girl Scout leader and Brownie Troop leader, as well as being in the President's Club for Avon Sales, and was also associated with Vanda Sales and House of Loyd Sales. Prior to that, she had worked in her children's school cafeteria.
Funeral services will be held at Fitzpatrick Funeral Home, 220 N. Third St., West Terre Haute, IN on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, at 1 p.m., with Pastor Bob Roush officiating. Burial will follow in Bethesda Memorial Park. Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the funeral home.
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