Joan L. Brown, 72, Jasper

Joan L. (Houchin) Brown, 72, of Jasper, died Wednesday, December 12, at her home. She was born in Winchester, Virginia, July 16, 1946, to Ernest and Cleo (Leech) Letterman. She Married Gordon Houchin. He died January 9, 2013.

Joan retired from Executive Furniture Company in Huntingburg where she worked for many years. She was a member of the VFW 3587 Auxiliary and Moose Lodge 1617, both of Petersburg.

She is survived by two daughters, Cathy Cherry and husband Alan, Huntingburg, and Karen Andry and husband Patrick, Birdseye; one son, Mark Chamness, Jasper; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Jeanette Meyer, Jasper; and two brothers, Conly Letterman and wife Mary, Jasper, and Stanley Letterman, Haysville.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one brother, Gayle Letterman.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. Memorial services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with burial following at a later date in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Monroe City.

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