Joan S. Hoaglund, 82, passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in Riverside Village, Elkhart, Ind.
An Elkhart resident for the last 20 years, she was born in Jamestown, N.Y., on April 22, 1931, the daughter of the late Elton and Louise Owens Sharp.
She graduated Jamestown High School in 1949 and earned her associate degree from Jamestown Community College in 1977.
Prior to her retirement, she was employed by State Senator Jess Present as a secretary. She earlier had worked as secretary for Bishop Haines at The National Cathedral, Washington, D.C., was a feature writer for The Post-Journal and as one of the first team of 911 dispatchers for the City of Jamestown.
Joan was active with the Lucille Ball Little Theatre, having one of her first of many roles in "I Remember Mama," at the age of 17. She was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Jamestown and sang in the choir for many years.
She was a hardworking, selfless mother who made countless sacrifices for the benefit of her children. The family wishes to thank the staff at Riverside Village for the incredible care provided to Joan.
Surviving are five children: Andrea (Hayden) Bryan of Arlington, Va., Barbara (Fred) Estrup of Bristol, Ind., Beth (John) Bige of Renton, Wash., Laurie (Greg) Whitermore and Todd (Michelle) Hoaglund, both of Jamestown; eight grandchildren: Sarah (Jeff) Amerling of New Orleans, La., Christian Estrup of Bristol, Ind., Colin Whitermore of Charlotte, N.C., Allison (Alex) Johnson of Lakewood, N.Y., Kyle and Rachel Bige of Renton, Wash., and Alexandria and Matthew Hoaglund, both of Jamestown, N.Y.; and a brother, Fred (Sylvia) Sharp of Merritt Island, Fla.
A memorial service will be held at 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the Lind Funeral Home. The Rev. Kristen Allen will officiate. Friends will be received from 2-4 p.m. prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Wash-ington, DC 20090-6011.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Joan at www.lindfuneralhome.com.