Joan Lorraine Schweighardt, of Blue Springs, MO, formerly of Clifton, New Jersey, passed away on February 11, 2023, at the age of 90. Joan was born to Ronald Louis Carlough and Evelyn May Musgrave on March 9, 1932 in Ridgewood, New Jersey. She was united in marriage to Frank Joseph Schweighardt. They were married on March 20, 1954.
Joan was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, both here in Blue Springs and back home in Clifton, New Jersey. She was a secretary at the headquarters of the Prudential Insurance company in Newark, New Jersey. She was a hard worker, who was soft spoken, but friendly and sweet. Joan loved reading and gaining all the knowledge she could. She was an avid genealogist who also enjoyed music and dancing. In her later years, she loved watching musicals. Joan always put her family’s needs before her own. She was very self-reliant. Joan had an artistic side to her, as well. She was talented at drawing and painting. She was also an excellent seamstress, making many of her own clothes.
Joan is survived by her two children: a daughter: Wende Althoff and her husband John of Blue Springs, Missouri and a son: Robert Frank Schweighardt and wife Holly of Willard, Missouri and a brother: Glenn Ronald Carlough of Clifton, New Jersey, seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends for visitation on Friday, February 17, 2023 from 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. with a Funeral Service following at 7:00 P.M. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 1416 SW 19th St, Blue Springs, MO. The family has suggested that memorial contributions can be given to the American Heart Association or the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Memories of Joan and words of comfort to the family may be offered at www.meyersfuneralchapel.com..