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Joan M. Brown

January 11, 1939 April 21, 2018
Joan M. Brown
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Obituary for Joan M. Brown

Joan M. Brown, 79, of Harrisburg, passed away, April 21, 2018 at Harrisburg Medical Center.

Joan was born in Muscatine, IA on January 11, 1939 to the late Alfred and Mary Jane ( Schauland) Beach. Joan was a member of the United States Trotting Association and the Kentucky Harness Horseman Association. She loved all animals but harness horses drew her special attention. She loved racing county fairs, Quad City Downs, Fairmount Park, Maywood Park, Balmoral Park, The Red Mile, and Bluegrass Downs where she was honored with trainer of the year in 2014. Joan relished the relationships she made with fellow trainers and drivers. Just a few of her standout pupils over the years included the free-legged sensation "Purdue Boy" and the hard-knocking trotters "Alcatraz Boy", "Bonfire Red", and "Strong Kiss".

She married David Brown on March 25, 1995 and he survives in Harrisburg. Also surviving are her children: Fred Canarr of O'Fallon, MO, Chuck (Julie) Canarr, Lane (Julie) McDonald, Jody Canarr of Eldorado, Kelly Canarr of Anderson, IN and Robin (Mike) Dudley of Davenport, IA. Fifteen grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Private funeral services for Joan will be held on Wednesday at Watson Funeral Home in Eldorado.

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