JoAn Luther

Mrs. JoAn Luther

of Indianapolis, Indiana (former resident of Jeffersonville, IN) died suddenly on December 28, 2012. JoAn was born in Tippecanoe County on July 29, 1929. JoAn graduated from Klondike School in 1947, worked as a champion typist in Lafayette, Indiana, and married her husband of 48 years, the late H. Daniel (Dan) Luther on September 20, 1952. After Dan completed a Civil Engineering degree at Purdue, the Luther family moved to Jeffersonville, Indiana. They were members of the Faith Lutheran Church and were involved in many community organizations.

JoAn was a highly talented artist and musician. Her oil paintings are broadly displayed across many states. Her professional piano playing remained in high demand, even into this last Christmas Eve, at Santorini's Restaurant. She conducted, sang in, and toured the US with multiple choirs for several decades. JoAn's knitting skills won many blue ribbons in the Indiana and Kentucky State Fairs.

Survivors include siblings Robert (Mary Lou) Haderle, Caroline (Gordon) Wright, and Nancy Vonic; children are Mark (Kathleen) Luther, Paul (Anh) Luther, Ann (Ron Jackson) Luther and N. Beth (Jeff) Line; grandchildren Neal, Tilly, and Alex Luther; Danielle, Derrick (Sarah), Jenny, and Dan Luther; and Ashley (Chris) Trowbridge and Lacey Duncan; and great-grandchild Chloe Trost; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

A visitation for JoAn Luther will be held at the Zion Evangelical Church, 603 North New Jersey St., Indianapolis, IN 46202. Visitation is from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday Jan. 5, 2013 followed by a memorial service at 11:15. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Zion Church. Final arrangements are entrusted to G.H. Herrmann Funeral Homes and online condolences may be shared with the family at /

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Jan. 3, 2013