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Joan E. Proxmire

d. December 16, 2018

Joan E. Proxmire

Joan E. Proxmire, 74, of Payne,  passed away Sunday, December 16, 2018, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.

Joan was born in Paulding on October 5, 1944, a daughter of the late Theresa (Chomey) and Cletus Stabler.

She was a loving and fun loving wife, mother and grandmother who retired from Herbert Orr & was a member of Divine Mercy Catholic Church.

On June 17, 1977 she married Larry Proxmire who passed away May 13, 2004.

Joan will be sadly missed by her children, Nancy Ottinger, Anne (Russell)         Armstrong, Lanette Ruger, Judy (Phil) Jennings, Gregory & David (Melinda)              Proxmire; siblings, Rita (Winston) Gross, Ed (Charla), Paul (Glenna) & Kenny (Diana)                         Stabler; 17 grandchildren & 13 great grandchildren.

Joan's funeral service is Friday, 10 am, with viewing on hour prior at Dooley Funeral Home, 5761 SR 500, Payne.

Her viewing is also Thursday, 4 - 7 pm at Dooley Funeral Home.

She will be laid to rest at Lehman Cemetery.

Memorials are to Paulding County Senior Center.

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