Joan A. Lockhart

June 08, 1936 ‒ August 02, 2016

Delaware, Ohio

Joan A. Lockhart, 80, of Delaware passed away Tuesday afternoon August 2, 2016 at Bennington Glen in Marengo.

She was born June 8, 1936 in Zanesville, Ohio to the late James and Clarabell (Cummings) Lusby.

Joan worked 32 years for Abex Denison Engineering in Delaware and she loved the great outdoors, mowing grass, planting flowers and bonfires. When younger, she also enjoyed bowling with her teammates.

Joan was a member of the Delaware Eagles #376 Ladies Auxillary and past president of the VFW #3297 Ladies Auxillary of Delaware.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Diana (Rodney) Longworth of Delaware; two sons, George (Patty) Hummel of Delaware and John C. Lockhart Jr. of Toledo; three brothers, Ralph (Joan) Lusby of Delaware, Jack (Marge) and James Lusby of Marengo; sister, Clara Oller of Delaware; numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Joan was preceded in death by her life-mate/partner, John C. Lockhart Sr., two brothers, Richard and Mack Lusby and three sisters, Kathryn Arnold, Gretchen Giles and Norma Penn.

The family will receive friends on Saturday August 6, 2016 from 2 – 4 pm at the Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William Street), Delaware.

Private burial will be held at a later date in Fairview Memorial Park Cemetery.

Contributions in Joan’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.

The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is honored to serve the Lockhart family.

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  • Diana, We are so sorry for your loss. We have such good memories of picnics. vacations, and going out to eat. Joan will be greatly missed by all who knew her. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.

  • Grandma Joan
    We will always love and miss you.
    My girls truly loved and adored you.
    Fly high beautiful grandma.
    Diane and George your mother was an awesome woman and she will be greatly missed.

  • I am so very sorry for your family’s loss. She was a neighbor of ours for such a short time, but she was so sweet she left a mark in my heart. Many prayers for her entire family and may she rest in peace. Until we meet again my friend.

    A friend and neighbor,
    Jennifer Law

  • All of those who knew her will miss her greatly and those who were not fortunate to have met her never will know what a fantastic, compassionate and loving mother and friend she was. She will always remain in my heart. RIP Joan in God’s hands.

  • I am so sad, to here this. She was wonderful lady. She attended, an Arena Football Game with us, when she was still living in Ashley. We also knew her from the Eagle’s. So sorry, for your loss.

  • Co-worker, Friend, Adviser. I will always remember your “realness”. Rest in Peace, Joanie.