Joan  Higerd
Joan Higerd, 76, of Ashtabula, died Monday, Nov. 25, at the Ashtabula County Medical Center. She was born March 19, 1943, in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Dr. John R. and Marjorie (Hooper) Higerd.
Joan had worked as a respiratory therapist at ACMC and was also a real estate agent for many years.
She was also a member of the Ashtabula Power Squadron. Joan's involvement in the local Living with Cancer Support Group as well as with Al-Anon family groups touched the lives of many. Joan loved sailing, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Surviving her is the love of her life, William M. Cummings of Ashtabula; five children, Lisa L. (Pat Miller) Lester of Hartsgrove, Deborah S. Brockhurst of Ashtabula, John R. (Karen Vosser) Brockhurst of Geneva, Christine Cummings of Montreal Quebec and Colleen Cummings of Palmetto, Florida; nine grandchildren, Sherri, Amanda, Scotty, Zachary, Shawn, Joshua, Jessica, Mathieu and Ericka; and ten great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and by a brother, John R. Higerd in 1962.
A celebration of life will be Saturday, Nov. 30, at 11:00 am at the Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 526 W. Prospect Rd. Ashtabula with Alisa Nierzejewski, certified celebrant officiating.
Calling hours will be Saturday from 10:00 am until the time of service. Memorial contributions in her name can be made to the Animal Protective League, 5970 Green Rd. Ashtabula, Ohio 44004
Guest book, light a candle and obituary at www.fleming-billman.com.
Published on November 28, 2019

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Kym George
Nov 30, 2019
My deepest sympathy to all the Brockhurst family. Joan was a wonderful lady. I cherish many good memories of her and I talking and laughing. RIP Joanā¤
Ed and Carol Murray
Nov 30, 2019
Joan was a lovely and wonderful Lady. We have many grand memories. Thoughts and prayers to her family ,especially, Debbie, Lisa and John.
and Bill. Love
Carol and Ed
Melissa Cartwright
Nov 29, 2019
I'm so sorry for the loss of your loved one, my thoughts are with your family.
Sharon Simmen
Nov 29, 2019
Although I was not best friends with Joan, I knew her my entire life. Whenever I saw her she always greeted me with a smile and a hug. Joan touched so many lives with her kindness. My deepest sympathy to her children, grandchildren and all who loved her. I will never forget Joan
Richard Crockford
Nov 28, 2019
Sorry to hear about your loss
Carrie Cozy
Nov 28, 2019
I worked with Joan at ACMC years ago and knew her and Bill at AYC. Truly a classy lady.
Daniel Leduc
Nov 28, 2019
Joan and Bill always made me feel welcome when I had a chance to visit with them.
May she rest in peace
My condolences to Bill and the family.
Linda Thompson
Nov 28, 2019
What a wonderful person who has helped many people. What a wonderful Friend who will be missed God bless Bill and family during this difficult time