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Joan Irene Eley

July 30, 1925 — March 30, 2018

Joan Irene Eley, 92, of New Madison, went to be with her Lord and Savior on March 30, 2018 at Village Green Health Campus in Greenville.

She was born on July 30, 1925 in Versailles, the daughter of the late Martin and Ida (McGreevey) Cashman.

In addition to her parents, Joan was preceded in death by her husband, Richard (Dick) Eley; her brothers, Ralph Cashman and William Cashman; and her sister, Mary Bess Houser.

Joan is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Robert (Bob) and Marian Eley of New Paris and Doug and Jane Eley of El Paso, Texas; her grandchildren and their spouses, Brad and Treva Eley, Scott and Ashley Eley, Jessica and Craig Campbell, Erin and Luis Garceley; her great grandsons, Evan Eley and Dorian Eley; and several nieces, nephews, and friends she truly loved.

Joan never met a stranger that she couldn't befriend. Joan's greatest happiness was to bring joy and humor into other peoples' lives. She left a quote that says it all, "Always love each other, the way I loved all of you!"

Since her marriage in 1948, she was a faithful member of The American Legion Auxiliary post #245, and The New Madison United Methodist, where she was a member for 70 years.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 12 PM on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at the New Madison United Methodist Church, 149 N. Main Street, New Madison with Pastor Carol Duffield officiating. Burial will follow in Greenmound Cemetery, New Madison.

Family and friends may visit Saturday from 10 AM until the time of the service at 12 PM at the church..

In lieu of flowers, Joan's family suggests donations be made to the New Madison United Methodist Church, 149 N. Main Street , New Madison, Ohio 45346, or American Legion Post #245, 242 Fayette Street, New Madison, Ohio 45346.

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