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Joan E. Lord, 68, died of natural causes Aug. 6 at 6:20 p.m. in her residence on McCoy Lane, Bern Township. She was the wife of William P. Lord. Born in Meriden, Conn., she was a daughter of the late Robert and Susan (Sulik) Stevens. Lord was employed for 11 years as a corporate secretary by Lord Manufacturing Co., Hamburg, retiring in 2000. She was a graduate of Classical High School, Providence, R.I., and attended the Rhode Island College of Education. Lord is also survived by three sons: William D., Rhinelander, Wis.; Robert B., McKinney, Texas; and Richard D., Vincennes, Ind. Other survivors include a sister, Barbara (Stevens) Sekellick, West Sand Lake, N.Y.; a brother, Robert Stevens Jr., Chelmsford, Mass.; and five grandchildren. Services will be private. Whelan Schwartz Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

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