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Joan Cron Blain
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Obituary for Joan Cron Blain

Joan Cron Blain, 85, of Midwest City, OK, passed away on September 2, 2018, after a long and courageous battle against cancer. Joan was preceded in death by her: husband, James Kenneth Blain; parents, Joseph and Cora Cron; and nine siblings. She is survived by her adoring and loving: daughter, Kathie Smith; grandchildren Randi Michelle Freimann (and husband Charles), Corey Smith, and Krystal Smith (and husband, Chris Freeman); great-grandchildren Brittany and Brandon Freimann, Erynn, Clay, Abbey, and Karsyn Smith, and Cooper, Kyndal, Corbin, and Kora Freeman.

After a long career in federal civilian service, Joan thoroughly enjoyed her retirement years. She loved traveling across the country and sightseeing. Besides traveling, Joan loved researching genealogy and documenting her family history. She spent hours and hours researching in libraries, court houses, and online. She’d document what she had found, then meticulously organize it in binders, for future reference. After years and years of research, she amassed quite a large collection of family history that she loved to show her family and friends, especially her great-grandkids.

Joan’s greatest love in life, was spending time with her family, especially her daughter, Kathie, who stayed by her side, throughout her life, especially during her battle with cancer. Kathie provided unconditional love and assurance that she would always be there, hand-in-hand with Joan, comforting her and providing unwavering support throughout her battle with cancer and beyond.

She loved traveling with her daughter Kathie, her niece Beverly, and vacationing with her grandkids.

Kathie would like to thank all those who sat with Joan during her hospital stays, which lifted her spirits immeasurably: Rick and Judith Hill, Beverly Kirkwood, Barbara Jean Hendricks, Rae Don Myers, and all the visits from her grandkids and friends.

Celebrant Kathy Burns will be officiating and casket bearers include Corey Smith, Charles Freimann, Chris Freeman, Clay Smith, Rick Hill, Keith Blain, Bob Moore and Frank Dooms.

Viewing will be from 12PM-8PM Tuesday and from 8AM-8PM Wednesday. Funeral services are Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Barnes Friederich Funeral Home, 1820 S. Douglas Blvd. MWC, OK 73130. Burial will follow at Arlington Memory Gardens.

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12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Barnes Friederich Funeral Home

1820 S. Douglas Blvd.
Midwest City, OK 73130





8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Barnes Friederich Funeral Home

1820 S. Douglas Blvd.
Midwest City, OK 73130

Funeral Service




2:00 PM
Barnes Friederich Funeral Home

1820 S. Douglas Blvd.
Midwest City, OK 73130

Cemetery Details


Arlington Memory Gardens

3400 N Midwest Blvd.
Midwest City, OK 73141


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