Biography: Joan Marie Boudinot, age 87, went to join her husband John in Heaven on December 15, 2021
Joan was born at home on April 6, 1934 on Woodlawn Ave in Bucyrus, Ohio to Frances (Lichtle) and Herman Thiel. She was a cradle Catholic being baptized a few days after her birth.
She graduated from 8th grade at Holy Trinity Catholic School in 1948 and from Bucyrus High School in 1952
After graduation, she started working for Carroll, Roelle and Ahl, attorneys and judge where she worked as a stenographer, typist, and bookkeeper.
She married John Boudinot on September 24, 1954 at Holy Trinity Rectory by Father Leo Reinhartz. John had just returned from his Army Active duty in Korea during the war. He preceded her in death July 31, 2016.
Joan worked until 1957 when she was blessed with a daughter Kathleen Jo, and later Susan Marie in 1960. They were very much welcomed and loved dearly.
Joan bowled for many years and attended the YMCA for water classes. She and John took dancing lessons and had enjoyed going to dances. When her daughters were young the family traveled out west, to Florida, among various other destinations.
They also had horses and the family was involved in 4-H and spent many weekends at horse shows, and were active with the county fairs for many years. Joan had regularly attended her daughters sporting events as well.
Joan returned to work when her daughters were in high school. She worked at Ohio Locomotive Crane for approximately 16 years, where she did secretarial work.
Her life changed in 1989 when she was diagnosed with Scleroderma, a connective tissue disease. Despite this progressive disease, she continued to be positive and a beacon of hope to others that were afflicted with it.
She was active in church with Renew Group, Bible Study, Faith Sharing, as a greeter, sang in funeral choir, was a Eucharistic Minister, helped with bazaars and RCIA. She belonged to the Catholic Ladies of Columbia and Rosary Alter Society.
She was an animal lover, having horses, dogs and cats, and loved feeding the squirrels that visited her back porch.
She had two grandsons, Neill Ley and Christopher (Danielle) Winch. Later she was blessed with a great grandson Trevor Ley and a great granddaughter Trinity Winch. She was very proud of them and loved them dearly.
She loved attending her grandchildren’s sporting events and school activities well into her 80’s
She was a dedicated mother and grandmother. Joan was preceded in death by her husband, John Boudinot, brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Eula Thiel, her sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Harold Smith, her in-laws, Gene and Barb (Boudinot) Rossman, Ken and Nancy (Boudinot) Dupont and Gilbert Joyce Boudinot.
Joan is survived by daughters, Kathy (Dusty Snyder) Winch, Susan (Lee) Tooman; grandsons, Neill Ley and Christopher (Danielle) Winch; great-grandchildren, Trevor Ley and Trinity Winch as well as many nieces and nephews who she loved dearly.
Joan loved her church, her family, and her friends. She loved getting together with her classmates who she shared so many treasured memories with. She loved her neighbors in the court where she and John made their home and made lifelong friendships there.
Her kindness, love, and smile will be greatly missed. Joan's wish was to have her body donated to OSU for research purposes, hoping to help in the treatment/cure for Scleroderma, with cremation to follow.
Services will be announced at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Trinity Church or Scleroderma Foundation through Munz-Pirnstill. Moments of remembrance may be left online at www.munzpirnstill.com