MITCHELL Edith Joan Masterson, 82, Mitchell, died Monday, October 13, 2008.
Born November 14, 1925, in Spencer County, she was the daughter of James D. and Eugenia (Strassell) Hayden.
She graduated from Butler University and attained her Master’s degree at Indiana University. She retired as director of Speedway Library and previously worked at Martinsville Library, Eastwood Junior High, Chatard High School and the Indiana State Library.
She was a member of the Jacob Finger United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women. She was also a volunteer with Dunn Memorial Hospital auxiliary.
She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Joan was a Master Gardener and had a passion for basketball and reading to her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She is survived by her children:
Jennifer Spiegel and husband, Chris Miles, England
Julia Sears, Mitchell, IN
Janet and husband Steve Connors, Syracuse, NY
Jane Cohen, Poland, IN
Phil Spiegel, Carlisle, IN
David and wife, Debbie Siegel, Elk Grove Village, IL
Susan Griffin, McCordsville, IN
Howard Masterson, Cloverdale, IN
Emily and husband Carl Drake
Zoe and husband Jason Frantz
David and wife Anamaria Connors,
Isaac and wife Danell Cohen
and may other extended family members
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Allan Spiegel; sons, Christian Spiegel and Andrew Spiegel; second husband Joe Masterson; and son-in-law, John Sears.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 25, at the Jacob Finger United Methodist Church in Mitchell with Rev. Eric Kersey officiating. Cremation was chosen.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Summit of Courage (The Peoples’ Burn Foundation), 323 North Delaware, Indianapolis, 46204, or a library of their choice in honor of Joan Masterson.