Updated: Jan 4
A kind, generous, and loving member of our community, Joan Morrison Cuskey of Abingdon, Virginia passed away Friday, December 30. Joan grew up in West Virginia on her parents’ farm, the elder of two daughters. Coming from a small family, Joan dreamed of having a large family of her own one day. With the gentle determination that Joan’s family and friends know so well, she achieved her dream.
Joan was born April 17, 1934 in Lobelia, West Virginia to Franklin Pierce and Carrie Hester Morrison. Through eighth grade, she attended a one-room school in Lobelia and graduated from Hillsboro High School. She went on to West Virginia University where she graduated in 1955 with a degree in Home Economics. Joan was active in 4H and served on several national judging teams while at WVU. She married Harry the same day she graduated from university and went to work as a county extension agent with 4H in Dodridge County, WV. She remained active in extension throughout her life. Joan was a member of Abingdon United Methodist Church where she was president of the Lake Perry Wesley Circle for over 30 years.
Joan loved to travel with Harry and their dogs in their 5th wheel camper and made visiting state capitol buildings a travel priority. They enjoyed many trips with their two RV travel clubs. Her family and friends will fondly remember and dearly miss Joan’s warm smile, easy laugh, and delightfully recounted stories.
Joan is survived by her husband of 67 years, Harry; children Cheryl Miller of Kingsport, TN; Craig Cuskey of Louisville, KY; Carrie Baysinger and husband Gary of Portland, OR; Cathy Large of Hensley, AR; Connie Eadie and husband Marc of Panama City, FL; Cam Cuskey and wife Erica of Spotsylvania, VA; Cindy Batten and husband Tim of Jonesborough, TN; sister Reta Rose of Hillsboro, WV; 17 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Saturday, January 7 at 2 pm at Abingdon United Methodist Church with the funeral following at 4 pm. A private family burial service will be held at a later time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Abingdon United Methodist Church.
Frost Funeral Home & Cremation Services is honored to serve the family of Joan Cuskey.