Joan Marie (Oyer) Schlatman

Joan Marie Schlatman, died Feb 3, 2020 of Altzheimers

My darling intelligent ,wonderful wife  of 21 years, has left this world a better place. Her sense of humor and consideration of others was beautiful. She grew up in KCK, graduated from Wyandotte HS and Drury College.


She was 3rd grade teacher in Shawnee Ks. She married Tom Hicks and had two daughters, Christine Huffstutler and Ginger Hicks.  After they divorced, she worked at JRH Biosciences until her retirement. She loved her granddaughter Jessica Frye, her husband Wil Frye and great grandson, ‘TJ’ Frye. She enjoyed, socializing and was a marvelous Disco Dancer. She was the “Dancing Queen” and mostly a warm supportive wife.  She was preceded in death, now reunited with her father John W Oyer, her mother Edith “Eleanor” Oyer and her brother John G.“Johnny” Oyer.


Her 12-year struggle with this horrible disease was fought with grace and smiles for everyone. We want to thank the great nurses CNAs and others that took care of her all these years at Garden Terrace, The Forum, and all the wonderful people at ASCEND Hospice. They cared for Joan and me. My daughters Donna Ingram, and Sandy Archer will miss her love. Her faithful lifelong friends Diana Patterson and Carol Kimmich visited her often in the nursing homes. They are loved and appreciated. 


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association-Heart of America Chapter 3846 W. 75th St., Prairie Village, KS, 66208


Visitation 10AM followed by a mass and reception will be held on Tuesday February 18 at St. Michaels and All Angels Episcopal Church 6630 Nall Mission KS. 

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Posted in Kansas City Obituaries, Obituaries | on Wednesday, Feb. 12th 2020 | 10 Comments »

10 Comments on “Joan Marie (Oyer) Schlatman”

  1. Bob Kramer Says:

    RIP Joan. Went to St. Teresa Church to pray & light a big candle for you.

  2. Rob and Barb McAtee Says:

    Love and Prayers for your family. Fond memories of Joan.

  3. Gene Gould Says:

    Sorry to hear this news. May family move through this with fantastic memories, remembering her times of greatness and kindness.. I will.

    Gene Gould

  4. Kevin Dunkin Says:

    Deepest sympathy to Mike and family. I’m so very sorry for your loss.

  5. Michael Roarty Says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  6. Butch Diekemper Says:

    Mike and Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss and want you to know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Losing a loved on is never an easy thing to go through. From my few meetings with Joan, I understood her to be a remarkable women with great spirit and passion for life. Remember the good time and the special moments of her being here on earth with us and know that she is now blessed in the presence of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

    May her soul rest in peace.

  7. Scott Payne Says:

    Joan and I were buddies at Wyandotte High School and at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Because of college and the Army I lost touch after high school and only two years ago learned of her affliction. She lives on in the treasure house of my memories, a beautiful girl with a wonderful smile and a giggly sense of humor. The first time I saw Carol Burnett on TV, I was convinced she had met and was copying Joan. I’m sorry she is gone, but having been through the Alzheimer agony with an in-law, I’m glad she’s at peace. Now all I can do is kick myself for failing to contact her years ago.

  8. Chuck Duddy Says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. The strength from your family and friends will help you through this.

  9. Sharon Manzella Says:

    Joan was such a delight to work with at JRH. May she rest in peace and enjoy a new bright life.

  10. Frank Herrick Says:

    My sincere condolences to you and your family Michael.

    This terrible dise⁰ase has also struck my family as well.

    Please let know how I can assist you and your in the coming months.

    Yours truly,
    Frank J. Herrick

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