Joanne Y. Brubaker

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LEXINGTON, Ky. - Joanne Y. Brubaker, 76, of Lexington, Ky., formerly of Piqua, died at 11:07 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Hospice Care Center, Lexington, Ky. She was born in Harrodsburg, KY on March 8, 1936 to the late Fred C. Green and the late Elizabeth (Hamilton) Green Stahl.
Joanne is survived by one son and daughter-in-law: Monty and Dwann Brubaker, The Villages, Fla.; one daughter and son-in-law: Jolene and Jeff Baxter, Ijamsville, MD; one brother and sister-in-law: Gary and Jennifer Green, Covington; and three grandchildren: Jason Brubaker, Erlanger, Ky., Stacie (Davis) Marksbury, Lexington, Ky., and Jennifer Baxter, Ijamsville, MD.
Joanne graduated from Piqua Central High School in 1954. She was a former member of the Piqua Church of the Brethren. Joanne was secretary to Ohio State Senator Ted Gray for 5 years. She then worked for Piqua Container Corporation of American, Piqua, for 10 years. Joanne worked for several years for the Seminole County Chamber of Commerce, Seminole County, Fla. and Chamber of Commerce, Houston, Texas. She was co-owner of SAGA International in Lexington, Ky. for 10 years.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua, with the Rev. Donald Wells officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care Center, 1 St. Joseph Drive, Lexington, Ky. 40504. Condolences may be expressed to the family at