Patricia Joan Strain

March 15, 2019

Patricia Joan Strain, 90, of Frankfort, died March 15, 2019 at Wesley Manor.  She was born September 21, 1928 in Charleston, Ill., to William & Mary (Doty) Scott.  She married LeMoine Strain on August 18, 1946 and he preceded her in death on August 10, 1992.

Joan was a 1946 graduate of Frankfort High School.  She was co-owner and manager of Shanklin Hardware & Gifts, and worked at Hallmark and This n That.  She was a member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church.  Joan was also a member of Psi Iota Xi Sorority and served as a Beta Tau Chapter president, a member of Eastern Star and Girl Scouts of America, serving as a Brownie and Girl Scout Troop Leader.

The family would like to thank the Wesley Manor nursing staff and Guardian Angel Hospice for their wonderful help and care.

Visitation and Services

Visitation: 10-11 a.m. Monday, April 1, 2019 at Wesley Manor Chapel, 1555 N. Main St., Frankfort, Indiana. Funeral Celebration will begin at 11 a.m. Monday April 1st at Wesley Manor Chapel. Private family burial will take place in Green Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Guardian Angel Hospice ( and Wesley Manor BHI Foundation, envelopes will be available.

Survived by:

Daughter: Sandra Louise (Paul) Jannsen of Maineville, OH, Son: Scott Alan (Patricia) Strain of Middleton, WI, Sister: Mary Jane ‘Janie’ Davis of Falls City, NE, 3 Grandchildren, Jeff (Lori) Jannsen of Carmel, Brian (Katie) Strain of S. Lyons, MI and Nicholas (Lara) Strain of McFarland, WI, and 6 Great-grandchildren. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Preceded by:

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Norma Jean Bruce and a nephew, Robert “Bobby” Bruce.


Leave your Condolences

9 Condolences for “Patricia Joan Strain”

  1. Lana Mitchell March 19, 2019 at 11:44 am

    Sandra, I am sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. She was a wonderful friend to my mother. Keeping you and all of your family in prayer.
    Lana Henning Mitchell

  2. Mike Templeton March 19, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    Dear Sandra and Scott. We wish to express our deepest condolences for the passing of your Mom, Joan. You and your parents were wonderful, lifelong friends of our family. So many great memories of our days in Frankfort with you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during these difficult days and weeks ahead.

    The Templeton Family

  3. Michael J Frey March 20, 2019 at 8:58 am

    Scott and family
    I am sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you during the time

  4. Alice Sterling March 20, 2019 at 10:46 am

    To the Family of Joan Strain you have our deepest sympathy . When ever we would go back to Frankfort, I would stop at the corner shop where she worked and visit with her. She was a great lady.
    Alice & Norm Sterling

  5. Rebecca J. Miller March 21, 2019 at 9:26 am

    I shall cherish my memories of your mother and how she always left me with a deeper feeling of joy and thankfulness for each day. Also I will cherish my memories of how you so lovingly and respectfully cared for her. May the Lord bless and keep each of you.

  6. Connie March 22, 2019 at 9:57 pm

    So sorry for your loss, she was a great lady.

  7. Phil Weida March 23, 2019 at 9:59 am

    Sandra and Scott
    Just heard about this and I send condolences and prayers for you both.

  8. Carolyn and Bob Sharp March 26, 2019 at 10:14 pm

    Sandy, Scott and families,
    The world has a lot of wonderful people, but Heaven has gained one great soul. We were very fond of your mother.

  9. Bill and Cindy Hoyer April 1, 2019 at 11:22 am

    Sandra and Scott,

    Our deepest condolences to you and your families. I loved my time working with your mother at Hallmark and This n That. We had such a good time working together. Sorry we are not able to be at the service. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Bill and Cindy Hoyer

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