Joan Welch Rowan, age 87 of Sanford, FL formerly of Dandridge, TN passed away December 31, 2022. She was a 1955 graduate of Maury High School and was a business school graduate in Nashville, TN. Following graduation of the business school, she was a secretary for Catholic Charities of Nashville and then went on to be a manager for Porter Paints followed by her move to Sanford, FL where she opened her on Porter Paints Store in Orlando, FL where she worked until she retired. Following a brief retirement, she and her husband opened an Antique Store in Sanford, FL that they enjoyed immensely. Joan was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Rowan; parents, Hugh, and Bonnie Welch; brother, Billy Welch; brother-in-law, Kenneth Goforth and niece, Pam Wilhite and she is survived by her sister, Mae Welch Goforth; sister-in-law, Carolyn Welch; special niece, Arianne Brupbacher and nieces, Tina Welch, Wendy Randolph. A memorial service celebrating Joan’s life will be held at a later date.
OBITUARY COURTESY OF FARRAR FUNERAL HOME, DANDRIDGE, TN