Joan Catherine Davis, 80 years old, of Decatur, Indiana, passed away at 11:35 p.m. on Sunday, August 7, 2011, in Lutheran Hospital, located in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
She was born on Sunday, May 3, 1931, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Joseph Dixon and the former Mary Krick.
Joan was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Decatur and American Legion Post 43 Auxiliary in Decatur; a longtime volunteer for the Adams County Democratic Party, serving as a precinct committeewoman for many years; a member of the Daughters of the American Legion; and a volunteer at the Adams County Blood Bank and the Adams County Food Bank.
Joan was employed as a secretary for the City of Decatur, serving under Mayor Harry H. Hebble, and was formerly employed at the Roman Meal plant and the Shaffer Company, both in Decatur.
Surviving are her daughter, Denise Miller of Fort Wayne, Indiana; a son, Duane Davis of Decatur, Indiana; six grandchildren, Amy Davis, Mandy Davis, Aaron Davis, Emil Miller, Drew Miller, and Monet Botello; and eight great-grandchildren.
Preceding Joan in death were one sister, Betty Steele, and one brother, Bill Dixon.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 13, 2011, in Zion Lutheran Church, with Rev. Phil Phifer officiating.
Friends will be received from 2-5 and 6-8 p.m. today, August 12, 2011, in Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur, Indiana, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.
Preferred memorials are to Zion Lutheran Church in Decatur or to the Adams County Council on Aging.