Joan D. Pence
Joan D. Pence, age 80, of Greenville, went home to be with the Lord,
surrounded by her family, on November 14, 2011 at 9:45 AM at her
residence after an extended illness.
Joan was born on January 12, 1931, in Montezuma,
Ohio, to the late Richard and Ruth (Hinders) Klosterman. She is
survived by her husband, Kenneth L. Pence, whom she married on April
24, 1954. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the
Rosary Altar Society; she was a homemaker, and a wonderful wife and
loving mother. Joan also was a telephone operator at the Untied
Phone Company in Greenville and was a 1949 graduate of Jackson High
School, Darke County, Ohio.
In addition to her parents, Joan was preceded in
death by five brothers; Clyde, Virgil, Thomas, Jerry, and Robert
Klosterman; one sister, Virginia Henderson; granddaughter, Hannah
Pence; sisters in law, Evelyn (Pence) Elliott and Gale (Swabb) Pence;
two brothers in law, George Henderson and Robert Koger.
In addition to her husband of 57 years, Joan is
survived by her six children and their spouses: James and Judith Pence,
Greenville; Karen & Mark Skiles, Ansonia; Jerry & Carol Pence,
Greenville; Kathy & Mark Beaver, Bryan, Ohio; Karla & Matt
Spettel, Greenville; and Joel & Shawn Pence, Cincinnati; fifteen
grandchildren: Daniel Pence; Ryan, Nicholas and Lindsay Skiles;
Mitchell and Eric Pence; Alex, Ivy, Emily and Owen Beaver; David
and Bradley Spettel; Katherine, Robert and Andrew Pence; brothers and
sisters in law, Norman & Dorothy Klosterman, Donald Klosterman,
Margaret Klosterman, Ida Klosterman, Marcella Klosterman, and Mary
Whittington; sister and brothers in law, Marlyn & George Forshee,
Thomas Pence and James Elliott; and numerous nieces and nephews.
There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on
Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 10:30 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church,
233 West Third Street, Greenville, Ohio, with Rev. Fr. John White
celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church
Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends on
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 from 5-8 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home,
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be
given to Heartland Hospice or St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com