Joan passed way on Monday morning, July 22, 2019 at her home in rural Shenandoah.
Celebration of Life Funeral Services will be held on Friday, July 26, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Rose Hill Cemetery. The family will greet friends at the church one hour prior to services. Memorials may be directed to the Fred and Pamela Buffet Cancer Center at Nebraska Medicine for Ovarian Cancer Research.
On May 16, 1955 at the Hand Hospital in Shenandoah, Iowa a daughter was born to Sterling and Jacqueline (Lorimor) McLaren, she was named Joan Elaine. Joan was raised in the community of Shenandoah where she attended school. She graduated from Shenandoah High School with the Class of 1973. She later went on to attend Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville.
On November 16, 1973 at the Baptist Church in Malvern, Joan was united in marriage to Derrell Schebaum. The couple made their home in Emerson for a period before moving to Shenandoah. Joan worked for Duffy Randolph for 19 years as an insurance agent. She then worked for Earl May at their corporate office prior to working for McIntyre Realty where she worked as a secretary until obtaining her Real Estate license. She continued her work there as a realtor until moving companies to United Group. She remained there as a broker until her recent retirement.
Joan was a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother. Her and Derrell were avid supporters of all of the grandchildren's activities and spent many hours supporting them from the bleachers! She enjoyed spending time with her family and making those precious memories. She also enjoyed traveling with her sister Shelley and other close friends. Times spent at the lake water skiing and fishing were highlights of her summer. She also enjoyed special times with her family hunting.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents Harold and Elaine Lorimor and George and Gail McLaren, her parents Sterling and Jackie McLaren. Those left to cherish her memory include her beloved husband of almost 45 years Derrell, sons Jason Andrew and Alexander Kells Schebaum, grandchildren Paige Nicole, Sierra Elizabeth, Alexis Elaine, Hunter Thomas and Emma Kaylea Schebaum; and sisters Shelley McLaren and Vickie Woodford as well as many other relatives and a host of friends.
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I have known Joan since we were babies in the First United Methodist Church nursery. We became good friends over the years and our friendship deepened since graduation from high school. She and Daryl had the best love story and I have been so glad to know her and to share with her through these many years. I am saddened beyond words.
—Sonia (Hamilton) Michels
Saddened to hear of Joan's passing. She was a lovely lady, quiet but quick to greet you and very supportive of grandkids. I miss seeing her at sporting events. Prayers to the family during these difficult days.
My sincere sympathy. I know Joan leaves a legacy of kindness and grace to her family and many friends and business associations.
So sorry to hear she was such a wonderful woman my prayers go out to her family
Joan and I were in the same classes many times during our time at the Shenandoah School District. She was a very nice classmate, we sang in church choir, and played in the hand-bell choir at the First United Methodist Church together. She had a love of life and family. Sending prayers and hugs to her family. She is going to be missed greatly. Toni Graham
Joann and I had many conversations about our health issues with our ovarian cancer , we were going through it at the same time . I will miss her dearly she was a wonderful lady and a great friend ,And she loved her family more then life . My deepest sympathy goes out to her family and I pray you will all feel comfort in knowing she is no longer suffering. My god heal you all for this horrific loss .🙏🙏
Sympathy and prayers to the family. She was such a nice caring lady.
A beautiful girl. A loving wife. A caring mother. A proud grandmother. Joan.
Shelley and family, I’m so sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. I’m praying for peace and comfort for you and your family.
Jody Welty Pedersen
Life is such a gift, as was Joan, to those that knew her. Remember Joan smiling at life, and embracing her life, with courage. God Bless Joan's family, and friends, with peace.
Very sorry to hear this news. Prayers to the family.
A beautiful one gone but her beautiful smile will remain in our hearts may her family find peace so so sad and send our deapest sympathy to all.
My thoughts and prayers to Joan's family. May God grant you Peace and Comfort!
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I have such good memories of Joan. Cancer sucks.
So sorry to hear about Joan's passing. Fond memories of school days together. Thoughts and prayers for family and friends.
Tom and I are so sorry to learn of Joan’s passing. Prayers to your family.
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I got to work with Joan for a short time and enjoyed the experience. Such a wonderful person. She will be truly missed. I send my condolences to the family.
So sorry to hear about Joan’s passing. Have lots of memories of the times we were together during school. Will miss her.
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