ELWOOD — Joan Meyer, 90, a lifelong resident of Elwood, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at Community Parkview Care Center in Elwood following an extended illness.
She was born on Dec. 22, 1922, in Elwood, the daughter of Paul C. and Frances (McCan) Summers. Joan was a homemaker and farm wife most of her life, and raised 11 children. She also formerly worked in the office of Continental Can Corp. in Elwood. She was a 1940 graduate of Elwood High School, and later graduated from Fort Wayne Business College. She married John Robert “Bob” Meyer on May 6, 1944. Joan was a member of the “Mix & Fix” Home Economics Club and a former member of the Madison County Home Extension Club. She enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing, and playing the piano. Most of all, she treasured the time she spent with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Joan’s surviving family includes 10 children, Mick (wife, Suzanne) Meyer of Atlanta, Dan (wife, Cindy) Meyer of Elwood, Sue (husband, Kenneth) Clouser of Noblesville, Jack (wife, Jane) Meyer of Payne, Ohio, Becky (husband, Randy) Robinson of Muncie, Mary (husband, Carl) Kidd of Muncie, Judy Speer of Elwood, Peggy (husband, Ted) Bryan of Anderson, Barbara (husband, Don) Pine of Elwood, and Beth (husband, John) Moser of Elwood; sister, Phyllis Geren of Cicero; daughter-in-law, Mary Meyer of Syracuse; 22 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; a niece; and a nephew.
Joan was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 58 years, John Robert “Bob” Meyer who died Jan, 15, 2003; two sons, Gary Meyer and Steven Meyer; and brother, Max Summers.
At Joan’s request, funeral services will be private at Copher-Fesler-May Funeral Home with the Rev. Cindy Osgood officiating. Burial will follow in the Elwood City Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association.
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