Joan C. (Hardy) Pitzer passed away July 13, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Mrs. Pitzer was born in Barton County, Village of Waverly, New York on July 26th, 1936 to the late Resta A. and Robert W. Hardy.
Joan was a native of Elmira, New York, but resided her married life in Jeffersonville, Indiana. She was a 1955 graduate of Elmira Free Academy and a recipient of a scholarship to the University of Buffalo to study Occupational Therapy.
Her joys in life were her family and friends. She also enjoyed working in her daylily garden and being entertained by her backyard friends, the acrobatic squirrels and birds. Joan always marveled at their beauty. She loved life and always stayed very busy as a Girl Scout leader, Sunday school teacher at the First Presbyterian Church, president of the Riverside School P.T.O., president of the Bowling League, secretary of the Clark County Amateur Radio Club, and was a member of the Pilot Club.
Before retiring, she was employed as a secretary with the Clark County Civil Defense from 1978-1982. From the work, she was introduced to Amateur Radio and earned her General Class License, which she still holds. She also worked as a secretary at Hoosier Valley E.O.C. and Roto Rooter. She worked on the 2000 Census.
Preceding her in death were her grandsons, George Brandon Mayo and Tyler Andrew Pitzer; her mother, Resta Addy (Strope); step-father, Philip B. Smith; and father, Robert W. Hardy.
She is survived by her loving husband, Glen R. of 62 years; two daughters, Toni R. Mayo of Fort Wayne, IN, and Teri L. Fleming (Chuck) of Jasper, IN; a son, Lance Edward Pitzer (Valerie) of Charlestown, IN. Ten grandchildren, Jessica Mayo-Schwab (Ben), Capt. John S. Mayo M.D. (Sarah), Ryan Fleming (Jamie), Elizabeth Hornickel (Dustin), Emily Fleming, Kyle Pitzer (Sarah), Rylee and Sydney Pitzer; 12 great-grandchildren; one brother, Philip B. Smith (Lisa) of Florida; brother-in-law, Jerry L. Pitzer (Hallie) of Bellefontaine, OH; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at Scott Funeral Home, 2515 Veterans Parkway, Jeffersonville, with burial to follow at Eastern Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 PM on Friday and after 11 AM on Saturday at the funeral home. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family is requesting all attendees to wear a mask and practice social distancing.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to Rauch Inc. or the Norton Cancer Institute. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
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