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Joan C. Kistler
Arensberg-Pruett Funeral Home in Atchison
Atchison, KS

Joan C. Kistler, 85, Atchison, Kansas died Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the Medicalodge Nursing Center of Atchison.

Mass of Christian burial will be at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at St. Louis Church at Good Intent with Rev. Benjamin Tremmel, OSB as celebrant. Interment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be at 10:00 A.M. with recitation of the rosary at 10:45 A. M. at St. Louis Church. Memorial contributions are suggested to the St. Louis CCD Program and may be left in care of Arensberg-Pruett Funeral Home with whom the final arrangements have been entrusted. Online condolences may be left at www.arensbergpruett.com.

Joan was born February 21, 1933 in Muscotah, Kansas the daughter of Arthur and Verna Connor. She attended Effingham Elementary School and graduated from Atchison High School.

She and Herbert M. “Herb” Kistler were united in marriage on November 25, 1959 at St. Louis Church. Mr. Kistler preceded her in death on July 31, 2002.

Joan was a homemaker and stay at home Mom until her children were raised. She then became employed at the Atchison Valley Hope in the dietary department as kitchen supervisor until her retirement.

She was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church in the Good Intent Community. In her spare time she enjoyed crocheting, playing cards, playing bingo on her tablet and her greatest enjoyment was spending time with and providing candy for her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include two sons, Mark A. (Peggy) Kistler, Atchison, KS; David Kistler, Atchison, KS; three daughters, Pam (Steve Dunbar) Albright, Ligonier, IN; Michelle (Mark Ramsey) Kistler, Atchison, KS; Jane (Roi Albright) Kistler, Atchison, KS; a brother, Ed Conner, Effingham, KS; twelve grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a daughter, Cindy Kistler and a sister, Naomi Jones.

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