Age 84, passed away on May 29, 2020. She was born in Allegan, MI, the daughter of the late Harlan and Francis (Whitmyer) Claire. Joan was a lifelong resident of Southwest Michigan and was always proud of her home and community. She worked hard to provide a happy home for her family and leaves them with many fond memories to cherish. Joan enjoyed the peacefulness of birdwatching, fishing and being outside in nature. She loved Christmas and the holiday seasons and was most happy when her family was gathered. Her laughter, smile and affection will be missed by all who loved her. She was united in marriage to the love of her life Gene Miller who survives; she is also survived by two children, Mike Miller and Mark (Adora) Miller; grandchildren, Tony Miller, Jason Stephenson, LaDonna Douglas, Desiree Estrada and Donnie Hooten; nine great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren; a sister, Joyce (Jim) Linson; nieces, nephews and friends. In accordance with her wish cremation will take place and private family services will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, c/o the funeral home. Family and friends may share a condolence message online at www.joldersma-klein.com.