Joan Marie Alewelt (nee Slover), of Maumelle, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and best friend, passed away on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at the age of 85.

Joan was born on April 15, 1932 in Springfield, Ill., to Harry and Juanita Slover. She was married to Fred Alewelt on Aug. 22, 1959. They resided in Springfield until 1967, ultimately relocating to Maumelle. Joan worked in insurance and retail sales, but her passion was always for selflessly providing for the needs of her family.

Joan enjoyed gardening and had an artistic talent used to create beautiful ceramics. She loved to travel and experience new places and people. Joan became a friend to everyone she ever met.

She is survived by her husband, Frederick Alewelt; two sons, Douglas Alewelt of Woodstock, Ga., and Brian Alewelt, daughter-in-law, Katrina Alewelt and two grandchildren, Ashley and Allison Alewelt.

Rosary was on Thursday, June 8, with the funeral following on Friday, June 9 at Immaculate Heart of Mary, Marche. Burial followed at Riverwood Memorial Park in Maumelle.

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