Joan "Joanne" Jeffries

JOAN "JOANNE" JEFFRIES PORTAGE, IN Joan "Joanne" Jeffries, age 84, of Portage, IN passed away on Thursday July 18, 2013. She was born on May 6, 1929 in Taylor County, KY to Edward and Myrtle (Cox) Edelen, who preceded her in death. Joanne is survived by her daughters: Sheila (Darryl) LeQuia of Kissimmee, FL and Michelle (Perry) Sheetz of Kouts, IN; brother, Carl Edelen of Portage, IN; grandchildren: John, Rachel, Jeremiah, Jasmine, Alissa, Daniel, and Lucas; many great grandchildren; and dearest friends and neighbors: Leo and Joyce Konikawski. She was preceded in death by her husband, Coleman Jeffries; brothers: Oby Lee Edelen, Bernard Edelen, and Benoni Edelen; and sisters: Verneal and Ann. Joanne taught Sunday school for many years and was a homeroom mother at Aetna Elementary School. In her younger years, she enjoyed bowling. Joanne loved interior decorating and working with flowers. Services handled by Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to VNA Hospice, 2401 Valley Drive, Valparaiso, IN 46383. Online condolences to the family may be made at


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Edmonds & Evans Funeral Homes
6941 Central Avenue Portage, IN 46368
(219) 762-1330

Published in The Times on July 21, 2013