Joan Simmelink White

Joan Simmelink White was born on July 1, 1930, in Jewell County, Kansas, to Glen and Agnes Simmelink. Joan died peacefully on April 20, 2022. Joan was the oldest of three children, Joan, Jean and Charles.

Joan attended various country schools and graduated from Ionia High School in 1949. She started her first job as a receptionist at the local REA office. From there she was a dental assistant to Dr. Brown in Cawker City, Kan. From there, she took a job as a telephone operator in Beloit.

In 1952, she met Dick White who was home on leave from the navy. Their relationship grew and in 1953 they we...


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