Joan A. Kidd, (Joanie) 60, of Rincon GA, passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2022.
She was born on February 19, 1962 In Newark Ohio.
There will be a Celebration of Life ceremony held at a later place and time to be determined.
Joanie was most known in Licking County for her success at Mathews Ford where she worked
as a top sales consultant. Joanie earned too many awards to mention but perhaps her greatest
achievements at Mathews were her long lasting friendships that she made with her customers
and co-workers. Joanie loved and cherished her time at Mathews up until she retired in 2015.
No Matter the success Joanie had in her career, it was her personal life that she cherished
most. Joanie and Robert (Bob) met in Newark Ohio and it was an instant connection that has
stood the true test of time. Bob and Joanie would have celebrated their 45th wedding
anniversary on September 11, 2022. They shared a very deep bond and love that few are lucky
enough to ever have.
Joanie was in her element at the beach and absolutely loved to go on cruises. Every genre of
music, every song that touched her heart and soul was her favorite song. She enjoyed the
special moments like coffee time, shopping and getting her nails done with her family and
friends. She loved the outdoors and camping with family and tending to her plants. Joan was
an extremely talented interior decorator and her home was always inviting and comfortable.
She never forgot an occasion and she was the best gift giver.
Joan was an avid Buckeye fan. She shared that love with her family and friends. She will be
looking over Ryan Day’s playbook and make sure we have a great season this year and years
to come! O-H!!
Joanie is survived by her mother Carol Lou Oliver (Hupp) husband Bob; son Chris (Dana) Kidd;
daughter Michelle (Missy) Kidd (Mickey Swango); Eight Grandchildren Paige(James) Galloway,
Landon Mathis, Madison Hall, Sidney Kidd, Ethan Kidd, Callen Swango, Connor Kidd, Brittany,
Smith (Williamson) and Caitlyn Swango. Siblings Lawrence (Phyllis) Oliver, Janet (James)
Miller, Jackie (Bruce) Umstott, Donnie (Kim) Jurden, Jerry Jurden.
She is preceded in death by her father Lawrence Oliver; her siblings Joyce Wolfe (Oliver), Eddie
Oliver and her sister-in-law Kathy Kirkbride.
Arrangements are entrusted to Families First Funeral Care of Savannah, Georgia.
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Joanie was a great Aunt. She was always a great host at family gatherings. She will be missed by so many people that she had incoutered in her life. But most of all she will be missed by her family and friends.
Thank you Amy
Bob I was sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. Prayers are going to you and your family.
Thank you John
Prayers for your family
Thank you Kim
Sure will miss her she is in a better place prayers for all of u
Thank you Marge
i’m so saddened to hear of Joanie’s passing. Our family bought several cars from Joanie, and we always thought of her as a friend. We will miss her. Sending thoughts and heart prayers to family and friends. May God bless you with comfort and peace.