Joan S. McIntosh

Joan Sloan McIntosh, 87, of Frankfort, passed away on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at Wesley Manor.  She was born July 6, 1934, in Frankfort to Robert D. and Stella Opal (Sexton) Sloan.  She married James K. McIntosh on August 3, 1953, and he preceded her in death on February 20, 2019.

Joan graduated from Frankfort High School in 1952 and received a certificate from Indiana Business School.  She worked for Norfolk and Western Railroad for 25 years.  She was a member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church, Psi Iota Xi, Pink Lady Auxiliary, and a former member of the Moose Lodge #7.  Joan loved Blue Birds, spending time with family, and she and Jim enjoyed helping folks who were in need.

Joan is survived by two daughters, Marcia (Tom) Dickerson of Frankfort, and Lisa (Keith) Smith of Westfield; five grandchildren, Renee (Josh) Impson, Rebekah (David) Shaw, Andrew (Tracy) Smith, Alex Smith, and Caitlin (Preston) Stacy; nine great-grandchildren, Danielle, Lucien, London, Jackson, Allison, Madeline, Laethan, Parker, and James; and sister-in-law and best friend, Rose Austin.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brother, Robert Sloan.

Visitation will be Monday, January 3, 2022, beginning at 10:00 a.m. until the start of the funeral service at 12:00 noon at Genda Funeral Home ~ Frankfort, with Rev. Phillip Lake officiating.  Burial will follow at Green Lawn Cemetery.  Online condolences may be directed to

Due to current health concerns, the family will understand if family and friends choose to not express their sympathy in person.  A live stream of the service will be available at for those who would like to join virtually.


  1. Marcia, there are no words that I know that can relay the sorrow I feel for you. I was lucky to have known your Mother and will treasure my memories of her.

    • Thank you, Fred. They were both always so happy to see you and talk about your dad, Frankfort, and the old days!

  2. I’m so sorry for the hurt in your heart Marcia, for I know how close you were to your Mother! I remember her stopping in to say hello to you at your hair salon so many years ago. May God bless you and your family with comfort, love and care during your grieving. We are in His keeping, Love Susan, Carly, Christy and Christy Dreihs Gates

  3. Aw! Thank you Susan! She loved those fast paced, busy salon days! She helped me a lot with my kids. I remember our many conversations about mother/daughter relationships.

  4. I took care of her yard for about 4 years. She was one of the nicest people that you would ever meet. I wish more people like her was around. Prayers to the family.

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