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Joan F. Koos

October 18, 2013

    Joan F. Koos, 87, Decatur, died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Joan was born in Berne on Jan. 30, 1926, to the late Werner and Florence (Teeter) Lehman. She married the late Guy L. Koos in May of 1946, he passed in 1976.
    Joan was a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church. She worked as children's librarian at the Decatur Public Library and was the manager of Nowak Hallmark store in Decatur before her retirement.
    Among survivors are two daughters, Pam (Stephen) Hakes, Decatur and Nancy (Patrick) Loshe, Jensen Beach, Fla.; three granddaughters, Julee (Gary) Wyatt of Decatur, Mollie (Mick) Wenger of Bluffton and Amanda Hakes of Ossian; grandson, Andrew Loshe of Decatur; step-grandson, Steward Loshe; step-granddaughter, Amanda Loshe; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.
    she was preceded in death by four sisters.
    Visitation will be two hours prior to service at Woodcrest Porter Auditorium.
    Funeral services will be at 12 p.m. on Saturday also in the auditorium with Pastor Phil Emerson officiating.
    Burial will follow in Decatur Cemetery.
    Preferred memorials are to St. Mark's Food Pantry or St. Mark's Trustee "Now" Fund.

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