Joan Birkhead, age77, of Eaton, OH went home to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on Tuesday, October 27, 2020. She was born March 27, 1943 in Preble County, OH to the late Dennis and Mary (Hartman) Jones. She was a graduate of Eaton High School; she retired from the Baxter Company in Eaton, OH; and enjoyed bowling and playing cards. Joan was a caregiver to her brother Jimmy Jones for many years. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her son Bradley Creech in 2019; brother Jimmy Jones in 2007; and husband Merle Garrison in 1990. She is survived by her son Mark (Sheryl) Creech of Eaton; grandchildren: Ryan (Christine) Creech of Georgia, Bradley Creech of Eaton, Kyle Creech of Eaton and Kevin Creech of Eaton; great grandchildren: Reghan, Jackson, Lucas, Robbie, Max, Kacey, Kaylee and Krystal Creech; brother Gary Jones of Anderson, IN; special cousin Janet Creech of West Alexandria; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Monday, November 2, 2020 from 1:00 pm until time of funeral service at 2:00 pm at the Girton Schmidt & Boucher Gard Funeral Home, 226 West Main Street, Eaton. Burial will follow at Preble Memory Gardens in West Alexandria. Online condolences and other remembrances may be sent to the family by visiting www.gsbfuneralhome.com.