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, Greenville, Ohio.
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