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Rosamond "Joan" (Stickley) Mapes

December 16, 1931 ~ July 18, 2022 (age 90)


Rosamond “Joan” Mapes, age 90, of Bristol passed away on July 18, 2022 at Elkhart General Hospital surrounded by her family. Joan was born on December 16, 1931 in Walkerton, IN to James R. and Nellie M. Stickley. She married the love of her life Norman G. Mapes, he preceded her in death on September 7, 1980.

Joan graduated from Walkerton High School. She worked a waitress for several years and retired from Selmer-Vincent Bach as a final inspector after 30 ½ years of service. She was a member of the Elkhart Moose Lodge #559, where she received her 30-year membership pin, Friendly Pioneers and Bristol United Methodist Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family.

Joan is survived by her children Edward A. (Donna) Mapes of Elkhart and Patricia A. Hayes of Elkhart; daughter-in-law Connie Mapes of Elkhart; 6 grandchilden, 2 step-grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren and her step-brother James (Kay) Seiders of North Liberty, IN. Joan was preceded in death by her husband, son Donald E. Mapes, and her 8 sisters and 3 brothers.

A graveside service will be held at 10am on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at Gracelawn Cemetery in Elkhart, IN. where Pastor Gary Lewis will officiate.  Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home, 1531 Cobblestone Blvd., Elkhart, IN 46514 is assisting the Mapes family.  Memorial donations may be made to Bristol United Methodist Church, 20 South Division Street, Bristol, IN 46507  or the Moose Lodge, 1500 CR 6, Elkhart, IN 46514 or Humane Society of Elkhart County, 54687 CR 19, Bristol, IN 46507 or Cancer Resources for Elkhart County, 23971 US 33, Elkhart, IN 46517 Online condolences may be made to the family at

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Bristol United Methodist Church
201 South Division Street, Bristol IN 46507

Humane Society of Elkhart County
54687 County Road 19, Bristol IN 46507
Tel: 1-574-848-4225

Cancer Resources for Elkhart County
23971 US 33 East, Elkhart IN 46517

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