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Joan Loudenback Gardner, 91, passed away Sept. 9, 2016.
Joan was born October 25, 1924 in Shelbyville, IN to Henry and Grace May (McFarland) Loudenback.
She married Henry on Aug. 4, 1945.
Joan was an elementary school teacher for 44 years and retired in 1990. In her spare time she dearly enjoyed watching her family in their school in extracurricular activities. She loved her family. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Joan is survived by her daughter, Lisa B. Metzger (Mark) of Ridgeville, IN; brother in law Jerry (Marilyn) Gardner of Franklin; grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, spouse, brothers Lynn A. Loudenback, Jasper H. Loudenback and Hugh E. Loudenback.
Services will be held Sept. 15, 2016 at Glenn E. George & Sons Funeral Home in Shelbyville as 12 p.m. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to time of service with burial to follow at Forest Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to OUR Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 E. 17th St. 47201.
The family would like to thank all the doctors and staff at OUR Hospice Inpatient Facility in Columbus, IN for providing care and comfort during her final days.
Published on September 12, 2016
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