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Joan Elliott Gardner, of Williamsburg, died Monday, June 8, 2015, at the age of 84.

Joan was born Sept. 21, 1930, and is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Stanley Gardner; sons, Mike Gardner (Laura), John Gardner (Kelly), Robert Gardner and Scott Gardner; grandchildren, Brandy Gardner, Brittney Gardner, Brandon Gardner and Brooke Gardner; great-grandson, Liam Gardner; and her sister, Ruth Gordon Turner.

While being a dedicated employee for 18 years with Wythe Candy, she also had the most important job of raising her four sons. These passions sculpted her into becoming the loving wife, mother and grandmother that she will be remembered and dearly known for.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 12, 2015, at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Road, Williamsburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice House of Williamsburg, 4445 Powhatan Pkwy, Williamsburg, VA 23188.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Nelsen Funeral Home.

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