Joan Sharlene Killmer, a longtime resident of Chloride, passed away on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, of unknown causes. Joan was born on May 31, 1938, in Morocco, Ind., to Floyd and Maxine Killmer, who both predeceased her.
Joan is survived by her former husband, Lloyd Wertenberger; daughter, Yvonne Larson; son-in-law, Scott Larson; son, Christopher Wertenberger; brother, Steven Killmer; grandchildren, Gaylord Moore, Zandra Firth, Steven Moore, Bryan Larson, Tracy Wertenberger and Jayson Wertenberger. Joan also leaves her longtime companion, Denny Fielding, and countless beloved friends behind. She had 12 great-grandchildren, two nieces and one great-niece.
Joan was an accomplished artist in various fields. She sketched, painted beautiful pictures, was an award-winning photographer and performed in several entertainment groups in Chloride. Those groups include The Silver Belles, The Vaudeville Troupe, The Immortal Gunfighters of Chloride and The Wild Roses of Chloride. Joan was a charter member of the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 2190 and a member of the Chloride Historical Society.
Joan will be greatly missed by all of her countless friends. She was a unique and special friend.
A potluck celebration of Joan's life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at the VFW Post 2190, 5161 W. Tennessee Ave., Chloride.