Joan Cassell

January 26, 1930 ‒ March 18, 2013

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Joan Cassell, age 83, of Longitude Drive, Mount Vernon passed away on Monday, March 18, 2013 at her home with her family by her side.

She was born on January 26, 1930 in Newark, Ohio to the late Russell and Mildred (Zumbro) Morin. Joan was a graduate of Newark High School, Stephens College, and The Ohio State University (cum laude). She taught in Worthington, South Euclid-Lyndhurst, and East Knox Schools as well as at Central Ohio Technical College. Joan was a member of Lucy Knox Chapter of DAR, the Review Club since 1957 and the First Congregational United Church of Christ since 1956.

She is survived by her husband C. Arthur Cassell; three sons, Jeff (Terri) Cassell of Mount Vernon, Brian (Linda) Cassell of Ben Lomond, California, Alan (Traci) Cassell of Mount Vernon; four grandchildren, Michelle (Jason) McDonald, Grant (Katelyn) Cassell, Emily Cassell, Carter Cassell; two great grandchildren, Connor and Levi McDonald; her brother Captain, USN (Ret) Gene (Betty) Morin of Greenville, South Carolina; and her sister-in-law Jean (Dick) Slinkman of Bemidji, Minnesota.

Besides her parents, Joan was preceded in death by her infant son Douglas Lee Cassell.

Friends may call on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 from 6-8PM at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home (619 E. High St., Mount Vernon) and one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. The service will be held on Thursday beginning at 11AM at the First Congregational United Church of Christ. Burial will follow in Mound View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions in Joan’s name be made to: First Congregational United Church of Christ Memorial Fund, 200 N. Main St. Mount Vernon, Oh 43050 / Knox County Humane Society, 400 Columbus Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050 / Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Rd., Mount Vernon, OH 43050.

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