Joan Kearcher (Greenfield) of Kalamazoo, MI passed away peacefully on March 6, aged 86 years, at Friendship Village, Kalamazoo, MI, where she had resided for the past several years. Like the seasons that she so loved, Joan's years were filled with change. A devoted wife and mother, she spent many years caring for her family and ensuring that her English heritage was understood and respected in her household. Tea cups, histories of England, and royal family memorabilia shared space on her shelves with pictures of her family. A giving person, she often volunteered her time and talents, especially as a singer and lover of music, with church and community. Upon her husband's death, Joan built a new independent life for herself, entering the workforce as a salesperson in a clothing shop, a secretary for a church, and an activities coordinator for an elder care facility. She also enjoyed caring for her "little house" in Mattawan, MI, and watching after her flowers and the birds she dearly loved. During the last several years of her life, Joan was confined to a wheelchair and resided in assisted living, where she continued to share her wit and love of song with her fellow residents, staff members, and family. Her eyes were always sparkling and her voice filled with melody when she was engaged with people. She was born November 13, 1930, in Pittsburgh, PA, daughter of the late S. Reginald and Elsie (Watkins) Greenfield. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Kenneth Kearcher (married 1951) who died in 1983; her sister Barbara Olsen of Union City, PA who died in 2007; and her brother Allen Greenfield of Concord, CA who died in 2016. She is survived by four children: Karen Zirkle of Kalamazoo, MI; Keith Kearcher of Baker City, OR; Kurt Kearcher (Sally Morton) of Blacksburg, VA; and Karl (Kathy) Kearcher of Melbourne, FL.; eight grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. Joan devoted herself to a life of service to her family, friends, and faith, adhering to Mother Teresa's conviction that "The fruit of Love is service. The fruit of service is Peace." We are very thankful that she has found the peace she so selflessly earned. "Sunshine, lollipops and rainbows." Love you, Mom.