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Joanna Mae Somers

Obituary for Joanna Mae Somers

July 18, 1934 - December 22, 2020
Pendleton, Indiana | Age 86


PENDLETON- Joanna Mae Somers, 86, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, December 22, 2020.
Joanna was born on July 18, 1934 in Pendleton and was a lifelong resident.
She retired from the Lawrence Township Community Schools as a guidance counselor.
Joanna was a Christian as well as a beloved friend and mentor to many. As someone who loved flowers and was an avid gardener, she enjoyed being a member of the Pendleton Garden Club. Joanna was an Indiana University graduate and a huge IU Hoosiers and Bobby Knight fan.
Survivors include nieces, Beth Ann Donovan (Charles "Chuck") of Fishers and Pamela J. Price (Jeff) of Chuluota Florida. In addition, she is survived by a nephew, Steven R. Highley of Yorktown, Indiana; three great nieces, Lauren Price of Chuluota, Florida, April Highley of Union City, Indiana and Ashlee Highley of Yorktown, Indiana; two great nephews, Nicholas Price of Denver, Colorado and Jackson Price of Chuluota, Florida; as well as two great great nieces, Selah Highley and Emma Highley; and great great nephew, Daymon Highley.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Horace and Uva (Castle) Somers; her brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Barbara Somers; her brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Walter R. and Barbara Somers; her niece, Wendy R. Highley; and great nephew, Graham S. Highley.
A celebration of her life will be held at a later date and her cremated remains laid to rest in a beautiful flower garden.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pendleton Garden Club.
Arrangements entrusted to Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Lahm Chapel, Pendleton.

Joanna Mae Somers in her honor

The lilies of the valley rang,
The garden fairies flew,
God's garden would be tended,
With more than expert care,
It would be loved and honored,
With Joanna Somers there,
The roses will smell sweeter,
Forget me nots will remind,
Foxgloves will be bolder,
And sunflowers real sunshine,
She will meet and greet every soul,
With a story of hers to share,
That's because when she's around,
There are no strangers there,
Our hearts may grieve the loss of her,
But know in each rain fall,
She is up there watering the flowers,
And surely having a ball.

By Beth Donovan

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