B. Joan Futrell
1928 - 2020
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B. Joan Futrell, 92, died peacefully at home on October 30, 2020. Her parents, Keith and Bea (Paxson) Flesher, grandson, Jason Futrell, and husband, Joseph W. Futrell, a Marine who participated in action on Guam and Okinawa, preceded her in death.

She is survived by her children: Karen Sonner, Randy Futrell, Becky Taylor (Sam), and Julie Sroufe; 11 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Joan earned a Master's degree from Ball State University, and for 23 years taught 5th and 6th grades at Mississinewa Schools in Gas City. After early retirement, she founded Aslan Learning Center, where she tutored students and adults in reading and math until the age of 85. She devoted her life to family and church, and attended Heartland Bible Chapel in Hartford City the last fifteen years of her life. She stated that her four loves were God, family, students, country.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, Storey Chapel 400 E. Main St., Gas City, IN.

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Published in Hartford City News Times from Nov. 2 to Nov. 11, 2020.
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December 4, 2020
I know Joan will be missed. She was my midwife for my daughter's birth. I will always remember her.
Amy Moorman
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November 3, 2020
Mrs. Futrell was a student-teacher in my 5th-grade class at East School in Gas City. As the years past our paths crossed many times. Mrs. Futrell was a wonderful caring individual. She was quite a lady. My condolences and prayers go our to her family.
Rebecca A. Kimes
Student
November 2, 2020
Mrs. Futrell was my fifth grade teacher. She was responsible for making me want to teach. ( And, I did for 36 years!) She took several of us to her house for an overnight because she had kids close to us in age. She also had math races with us and if you could beat her she took you for a milkshake. It was magical. She didn’t hesitate to discipline if needed but you always knew it was because she loved you. I hope she would have been proud of the teacher I became because she was definitely one of my inspirations. ❤
Rita Roseberry Bass
Student
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