Helping Families and Friends Honor Their Loved One

Joan Olivia Romberger, age 80

Joan Olivia Romberger, perfect child of God, left this Earthly realm December 22, 2020. 

She is free to reunite with her adored parents – James & Edna, her beloved brother Jim, sister-in-law Darlene, nephew John and great-nephew Jimmy Dale. All who awaited her with our father in Heaven.

Joan was the most amazing mother to Dawn, Deanne, Tommy, Brenda, Laura, Tammy, Michelle and Stephen – whom she loved unconditionally, with her full, whole heart. 

She was Nana to Nicky, Autumn, Emily, Sammy, Anna & Brandon. And she was Nana #2 to Aria and Parker.

She was loved by many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Joan loved music. And, was an original committee dancer on the original American Bandstand in Philadelphia, PA. On that show, she owned the fast dance! She marched for civil rights, loved animals, had a wicked sense of humor and always fought for the underdog. What an incredibly strong, intelligent, independent Wonder was she.

There is hardly enough space to distill a life full of love, sacrifice, laughter and tears. Among the many gifts / lessons she gave us, what seems to this daughter to be her greatest, would be to have empathy for others (people and animals) and to help all those God put in our path that need it.

May we all strive to live our lives with this lesson in mind, and to make you proud, mom. We will always love you.

Arrangements are under the trusted direction of A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.


  • Deanne Baker Posted January 7, 2021 2:00 PM

    I am grateful you are free now, no longer tethered with tubes & machines, but I miss you so much my heart hurts. Thank you for being the best mother, father & friend. We are carrying you with us in our hearts, we will love you & miss you everyday of our lives, until we are reunited. I love you so much mom.

    • Dawn Luciano Posted March 29, 2021 11:00 PM

      Thank you and Scotty so much for this! I have watched it so many times. Sometimes happy, sometimes sad. But always loved! I know you miss her so, so much. I do too. You are the beat daughter and sister!! (And brother-in-law!). You both did the absolute best care of Mom!! Thank you both so much for that!!! I miss her and Nana so much!! But I know when it’s time we will see them and all of our other lives again. “Mike” and I love you both so much!!!

  • Emily Posted January 12, 2021 8:44 PM

    I love you so much nana words can’t even explain how much I miss you and how broken I am I can’t see you again or hang out with you and watch movies and hold your hand you are the best nana anyone could ever ask for I think about you every single day and look at pictures of you , you were my best friend and always there for me you were my favorite hello and my hardest goodbye I love you forever and always nana ❤️

  • Thomas mcfadden Posted January 12, 2021 9:40 PM

    She was the best mother anyone could ever hope for. She taught me everything I needed to know in my life and taught me how to live life the right way. I am the man I am because of her. I miss her so much everyday and it’s really hard knowing I won’t get to talk to her never again or hear her voice. I will always love you Mom

  • Toni Burrows Posted January 12, 2021 9:50 PM

    Dee, I know there are no words I can say to take away your heart felt pain. I pray God blesses you and your family with peace. SHE was something else, full of life and spirit!!
    I was privileged to have known her! God bless you all!! Love you Toni

    • Deanne Baker Posted January 12, 2021 11:58 PM

      Thank you for the prayers Toni, she was a light in this world and she loved you.

  • patricia romberger cram Posted January 13, 2021 5:55 AM

    I love you Joanie. You are my friend. I look back at some of the fun times we have and laugh myself silly. It feels wrong to laugh but I know you would want that for us. See you on the other side

  • Wanda A Koch Posted January 13, 2021 5:59 AM

    So many great memories of Joan during my school years and beyond.

    • Dawn Luciano Posted March 29, 2021 10:53 PM

      She loved you too Wanda! She was so thankful we had each other in Jr/Sr High School. She was right there crying with me when you found me years later. I couldn’t even read your phone number through the tears of happiness! She was the best Mom and one hell of a woman!! Miss her so much!!!

  • Wanda Raymond Posted January 13, 2021 11:29 AM

    She was a great lady I only knew her a couple of times but I know she cared about her kid’s and grandchildren and I will be thankful for her son Thomas introducing me to her. Haven got a great person.

  • Judy Kelley Posted January 13, 2021 4:01 PM

    Beautiful tribute for your mother Dee. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

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