Joan Taubin, 81, passed away on February 3rd, 2017 at her home in Overland Park, Kansas, surrounded by her loving family.

Joan was born in Liberal, Missouri and resided in the Kansas City metropolitan area her entire life. She was raised in a family that enjoyed a wealth of love and happiness together. Joan exuded a very kind and peaceful presence. She was an accomplished musician and gave guitar lessons for several years. She also had a fondness for playing piano, painting and dancing. She possessed a wonderful eye for design & décor, and was quite the do-it-your-selfer. For over 20 years she donated her time to help raise money for the American Cancer Society. Her sons, daughter- in–laws, and grandchildren were so very fortunate to have such a wonderful and caring person in their lives.

She was preceded in death by her parents Glenn and Ruth Welker; sister Betty Lou Welker; and former spouse and dear friend, Herb Taubin. Those left to cherish her memory are son Mitchell and his wife Dawn; son Scott and his wife Debbie; son Jeffrey and his wife Cari; and six wonderful grandchildren, Kendall, Lacey, Nikki, Cori, Tova and Titan. She is also survived by a host of devoted relatives and many friends.

A Celebration of her Life will be held at Unity Temple on the Plaza located at 107 West 47thStreet, Kansas City, Missouri at 1:30 pm on Tuesday February 7th. A private graveside service will be held at Forest Hill Cemetery in Kansas City, Missouri. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Joan’s favorite charities: The American Cancer Society, and Kansas City

The family wishes to thank Dr. Joseph Stilwill, Dr. Bradley Kaufman and the rest of the staff of Menorah Medical Center. They also wish to thank the angels on earth from Hospice and Palliative care Kansas City, and Hearts at Home Health Care.

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