Joan Frances (Capps) Drain

January 21, 1934 ~ November 14, 2019 (age 85)


It is with deep sadness that the family and many friends of Joan Capps Drain announce her passing on November 14, 2019. Joan passed away peacefully at the Fort Gibson Nursing Home, in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma.

Joan was born January 21, 1934 in Mishawaka, Indiana to Casimer and Malena (Truhowski) Kominowski. She was later adopted by Robert and Helen (Roegiers) Freeman in 1947. She spent her youth and received her education in Mishawaka. She lived in California, Libya, Florida and finally settled in Oklahoma in 1960.

Joan had many interests that stemmed from her love of life and compassion for people. She loved to travel and experience the people of the world. Lifelong friends can be found everywhere she went. She will be remembered as someone who found everyone and everything in life interesting. She joyfully believed that “Life is Good” and practiced it every day.

Joan worked tirelessly with integrity and honor in all her jobs which included People Savings & Loan and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from which she retired in 1993.

She believed in life-long learning. Joan was a dedicated individual whose expertise knew no bounds. She was committed to compassionate care and being a friend to all. Her life was a testimony to her personal beliefs. She was a faithful member and Sunday School teacher at the First Baptist Church in Okay, Oklahoma.

Joan was preceded in death by her husbands, Leon Capps and Lloyd Drain; both sets of parents; two brothers and two sisters.

She is survived by two daughters, Nancy Coffman and Cheryll (Roger) Synar; brother, Dick Miller of Columbus, OH; grandchildren, Scott Stockton, Carrie (Troy) Thornton, and Bridget Fry; great grandchildren, Chance, Jacob, and Michael Stockton, Taylor Nail, Kayleigh Thornton, Elton Clint Ruckman, Amanda Carter, Edyth Hopson and Anna Gipson.

Visitation will be 3:00 to 7:00 pm, Monday, November 18, 2019 at Bradley Funeral Service in Muskogee, OK. A celebration of her life will be 1:00 pm, Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at First Baptist Church, Okay, OK. Committal will immediately follow at Memorial Park Cemetery Mausoleum, Muskogee, OK.

Friends may leave condolences on the website, The family has requested that in lieu of flowers donations be given in Joan’s memory to Okay First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 100, Okay, OK 74446 or a charity of your choice.


Monday, November 18, 2019
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Bradley Funeral Service
1020 W. Okmulgee
Muskogee, Oklahoma 74401

Funeral Service

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

First Baptist Church
7530 N. 37th Street East
Okay, Oklahoma 74446


Tuesday, November 19, 2019
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Memorial Park Cemetery Mausoleum
7600 Old Taft Road
Muskogee, Oklahoma 74401

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