Joan Elkin

Joan Elkin, June 14, 2022

Beloved wife of the award winning novelist, the late Stanley Elkin; dear mother and mother-in-law of Philip Elkin (Marilyn), Bernard Elkin, and Molly Elkin (Ivan Wasserman); dearest grandmother of Jessica, Jacqueline, and Samantha Elkin, and Sydney, Teddy, and Joey Wasserman; dear sister of Marshall Jacobson (Beverly) and the late Bernard Jacobson (Jean), and sister-in-law of the late Diane Brandwein (Richard).

Joan Elkin died just two months shy of her 90th Birthday. She lived a long and full life. Joan was strong and fit, running and lifting weights until last year. She loved the theater, the symphony, opera – all performance art where people came together to make something. And she loved to laugh. Great big belly laughs. Joan Elkin was a brilliant artist, and her work hangs in homes and Institutions nationwide. She will be sorely missed.

Memorial service Friday, June 17 at 3 PM at BERGER MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 9430 Olive Boulevard. The service also will be available via Live Stream. Visit for Live Stream details. Memorial contributions preferred to The St. Louis Art Museum, One Fine Arts Drive, Forest Park, St. Louis, Missouri 63110.