Joan Kay Gigandet, 73 of Versailles, passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 4:43 p.m. at the Cleveland Clinic.  She was born June 17, 1942 in Darke County, the daughter of the late William & Bonnie (Huber) Harman.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Versailles Women of the Eagles, and the Vets Club.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jerome L. “Jerry” Gigandet; brother, Allan Harman; brothers in law, Norman & Robert Gigandet.

She is survived by her children and spouses, Denise & Tim Shimp of Versailles, Bonnie & Marion Grillot of Versailles, and Bradley Gigandet and special friend Penni Unger of Versailles; grandchildren and spouses, Mallory & Ben Schmitmeyer, Kristen & Josh Brandon, Jeffrey Grillot & fiancée Aubrey McKenzie, Natalie Grillot, Jared Grillot, Franklin Shimp, and Chad Shimp; five great grandchildren; sister and brother in law, Jean & Jerome Hartzell; sisters in law and spouses, Shelia & Jim Didier, Karon & Lyle Crowell, Myrna Gigandet, Judy Harman-Tolle; brother in law and spouse, George & Evelyn Gigandet; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held on Monday, April 25, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at Versailles Christian Church 105 West Ward St., Versailles, with Pastor Nick Dimmick officiating.  Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery.  Family will receive friends from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles.  Memorial contributions may be made to Versailles Emergency Medical Services. Condolences for the family may be sent to

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