Joan D. Schmidt, 87, a resident of Senior Star Care, Elmore Place, in Davenport, IA, formerly of Geneseo, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, at Senior Star Care.

A private graveside funeral service will be held Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Rock Island National Cemetery, the Rev. Melva England officiating.

Joan D. Schmidt, 87, a resident of Senior Star Care, Elmore Place, in Davenport, IA, formerly of Geneseo, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, at Senior Star Care.

A private graveside funeral service will be held Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Rock Island National Cemetery, the Rev. Melva England officiating.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22 at Vandemore Funeral Home and Crematory, Geneseo Chapel.

Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church in Geneseo.

Joan was born March 23, 1931, the daughter of Arthur and Daisy (Searle) Durling in New Rochelle, NY. After high school, she received her medical secretary certification. Joan was united in marriage to Harry J. Schmidt in 1952. He preceded her in death in 2014.

She worked as a medical secretary for a surgeon in New Jersey for many years. After moving to Geneseo she worked for Four Seasons, Geneseo Telephone Company and Guzzardo’s Hallmark, all in Geneseo.

She was an active member of Grace United Methodist Church and belonged to the Christian Women’s Club, where she had served as past president. Joan was the leader of Bible studies and the Bible study fellowship group at her church.

She enjoyed gardening, cooking and baking and doing arts and crafts.

Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Kurt Schmidt of Davenport; three adopted grandchildren, Amanda Sprott, Jenna Rauh and Alyssa Jasper; and her twin sister, Jean DiMaria of New Jersey.

Joan was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Daisy; her husband, Harry and two sisters.