Joan Darlene Cunning

October 17, 1944 ~ March 17, 2020 (age 75)


Joan Darlene Cunning, 75, of Terre Haute, passed away Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 in her residence after a long battle with ovarian cancer.  Joan was born October 17, 1944 in Terre Haute to Roy McKain and Marjie Silvis McKain. She was a long-time member of New Life Fellowship Church. She never missed a chance to spread the word of the Lord to those who crossed her path. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She enjoyed spending time cooking for her family, bird watching and collecting rocks from her travels around the world. She was an accomplished upholsterer and seamstress. She is survived by her husband, Gary Cunning, whom she married on March 10, 1963. She is survived by one son, Brian Cunning and his wife Shirley of Houston, TX., three daughters; Laure Abbinett and her husband Rob of Terre Haute, Sara Harshey and her husband Sean of Marathon, FL., and Holly Burgess and her husband Dennis of Cincinnati, OH. She has 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. A private service was held for the family at Greiner Funeral Home, 2005 North 13th Street, Terre Haute, IN 47804. Pastor Jeffrey Harpole officiated. Burial was in Roselawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, mail donations to New Life Compassion Ministries Food Pantry at: 7849 E. Wabash, Terre Haute, IN 47803. Online condolences may be made at

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