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Joan Stilwell

February 19, 1936 February 2, 2020
Joan Stilwell
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Obituary for Joan Stilwell

Joan Stilwell, age 83 of Albany, passed away Sunday, February 2, 2020. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, February 7th at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene with Pastor Tim Trimble officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of Morehart Mortuary. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, February 6th at Morehart Mortuary.

Barbara Joan Arnold was born February 19, 1936 in Richardson, Texas to Quincy Forgay Arnold and Olga Willie Walton Arnold. She graduated from Richardson High School in 1954 and later married Donald Leroy Stilwell in Albany on July 12, 1957. She kept the books and helped Mr. Stilwell at their family garage, Stilwell & Son garage. Her hobbies included working in the yard and keeping up their home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Stilwell; her parents, Quincy & Olga Arnold; six siblings, Grant, David, Richard, Lois, Thelma & Ruth.

Mrs. Stilwell is survived by her daughter, Donna Lynn Gilstrap & husband Drexel “Dee”, Sr. of Pecos; one grandchild, Dalton Stilwell Gilstrap; two step-grandchildren, Tawnya and Drexel Dee Gilstrap; one brother, Travis L. Arnold of Houston; one sister, Betty L. James of Princeton.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and may be left at Morehart Mortuary. Condolences may be made online at

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4:00 PM 2/6/2020 4:00:00 PM - 5:00 PM 2/6/2020 5:00:00 PM
Morehart Mortuary - Albany

77 North Main Street
Albany, TX 76430

Morehart Mortuary - Albany
77 North Main Street Albany 76430 TX
United States





2:00 PM 2/7/2020 2:00:00 PM
Texas State Veterans Cemetery

7457 West Lake Rd.
Abilene, TX 79601

Texas State Veterans Cemetery
7457 West Lake Rd. Abilene 79601 TX
United States

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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105

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