Joan Byrne St. Louis COVID-19 deathJoan E. Byrne passed away of COVID-19 on April 18th, 2020 at the age of 87. She spent most of her career to advocating for students in the Parkway School system as a guidance counselor. She found true joy in helping others.

Joan grew up in St. Louis and graduated from Webster University in 1951, eventually going back and getting her masters. She loved her two adopted sons and her pets, and was a great friend to many.

Joan E. Byrne is missed by her sons, her extended family, her many friends and acquaintances, and all the people whose lives she touched as a guidance counselor.