SARASOTA, FLA.

Joan E. Ruch, 79, passed away at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Hospice Care on Monday, August 21, 2017.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, John Ruch of Greenwood, and Ronald D. Stahl of Louisville, Kentucky.

Joan is survived by her children, Rhonda Treskot, Leah Johnstone (Laura Henry), Stephan Stahl (Patricia); her grandchildren, Melissa Dunham (Brian), Jamie Stahl, Ryan Stahl; and her great-grandchildren, Mya Dunham, Alexandra Dunham and Elijah Dunham; her Indiana family, Angela Stevens (James), John Ruch (Amanda), Tamala Bursch; grandchildren, Shea Burton, Amber Cosand, Taylor Ruch, Alex Bursch, Nick Bursch; and great-grandchildren, Carter Swain, Emerson Gamble, LB Swafford III and Silas Bursch.

Joan spent much of her career as a real estate broker and took pride in helping others find their dream home.

She loved water skiing, jet skiing, dancing, the Colts and Alan Jackson.

Joan was loved by many and known for her unconditional love for her family and friends.

Her spunky personality, sense of humor, sense of humanity and generosity will be forever remembered.

Her wish was to be cremated.

The family will hold a private celebration of Joan’s life at a later date.

Donations may be made in honor of Joan to Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation, 1515 S. Osprey Ave., Suite B4, Sarasota, FL 34239.

Information: www.smhf.org.