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Edith Joan MastersonPassing: October 13, 2008


Jacob Finger United Methodist Church

Saturday,Oct.25,2008, 10:30 am


Chastain Funeral Home


Chastain Funeral Home

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

Amy Sears
Emily and husband Carl Drake
Bonnie Sears
Zoe and husband Jason Frantz
Andy Connors
Paul Connors
David and wife Anamaria Connors,
Isaac and wife Danell Cohen
Anjali Cohen
Dustin Lare
Jordan Adams
Jessica Griffin
Jarrod Griffin
Nicole Masterson

Great grandchildren:
Jon Drake
Jocelyn Drake
Audrianna Johnson
Jaida Cohen
Brooklyn Reno
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.

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  1. Guest: Anjali | greencastle
    Date: November 1, 2015
    Grandmother you were such an amazing woman and looking back I am so lucky to of been your granddaughter and to have at times been so close to you. Now that your gone my heart aches this very moment because I miss you dearly. I KNOW you are up above and that I cannot be overwhelmed with sadness because the good Lord has taken you home with him and you are serving your everlasting reward for being such a wonderful force in life. Once again I miss you so so much and I promise I will lead a life that you would be proud to see, and I will carry the values and loving kindness you instilled in me throughout my children's lives too. That is a lasting impression. Thank you Edith Joan Masterson and one day I will see you again. Love, Your granddaughter Anjali M. Cohen (Ang)