Joan C. Poitras, 73, of Blue Springs, MO passed away Monday, August 19, 2013 at Lee’s Summit Medical Center. Visitation for Joan will be 5:00 – 7:00 pm Thursday, August 22, 2013 at Meyers Funeral Chapel, 1600 W. main St., Blue Springs, MO, 816-229-3276. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am, Friday, August 23, 2013 at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 4313 SW 7 Highway, Blue Springs, MO. Contributions in memory of Joan may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Memories and condolences for the family may be left at www.meyersfuneralchapel.com.
Joan was born July 18, 1940 in Kankakee, IL to Leo and Loretta (Hayes) Schlenz. She worked in various industries throughout her life in the accounting area. She was a member of St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church. Joan enjoyed reading, puzzles, board games and game shows. She was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her daughters, Teresa Westerfield and husband Robert of Blue Springs, MO, Christine Logsdon and husband Floyd of Lee’s Summit, MO; sons, Scott Poitras and wife Rose of Bosque Farms, NM, Mark Poitras of Los Lunas, NM, Brian Poitras and wife Lauren of Idaho Falls ID; brothers, Gene Schlenz and wife Linda of McRae, GA, Don Schlenz and wife Mary of Bourbonnais, IL, Gerald Schlenz and wife Karen of Spring Valley, IL; sister, Mary Lynn Bridgewater and husband James of Bourbonnais, IL; grandchildren, Desiree, Yvonne, Angelique, John Luke, Adrian, Robert, Forrest, Blake, Lee, Shelby, Caitlin, and Crystal; and 12 great grandchildren.