ALWARD, JOANNE LOUISE age 83, died Sunday, July 3, 2011 at the Forest Edge Family Home, Hadley, MI. Funeral Services will be1:00 P.M. Saturday, July 9, 2011 at the Hill Funeral Home, 11723 S. Saginaw St. Grand Blanc, MI. Interment at Crestwood Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday and Friday from Noon to 8:00 P.M. and Saturday from Noon to 1:00 P.M. Joanne was born May 15, 1928 to parents Donald and Mable (McAllister) Embury. She was a long time member of Halsey Methodist Church. Joanne loved to swim, fish and garden. She had been very active in the 4-H with her family. She was a former member of the Red Hat Society. Surviving are her children Judy (Dave) Barber of Grand Blanc, MI, Phil Alward of Fenton, MI, Dan (Debi) Alward of Grand Blanc, MI; grandchildren Matt Alward, Missy Alward, Nick Barber, Amanda Barber, Mike Alward, Adam Alward; 3 great-grandsons and 1 great-grand daughter. Preceded in death by husband Donald, Jan 1, 1980 and special friend Bernie Mineders. In Leiu of flowers donations may be made to Halsey Methodist Church or Forest Edge Family Home. The family would like to extend a special thanks to John and Mary Dunn at Forest Edge Family Home.