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G. Joan Oviatt

G. Joan Oviatt, age 78, of Logan, Iowa passed away Sunday, September 18, 2011 at the Westmont Care Center in Logan. Joan was born March 10, 1933 to Amon and Gwendolyn (Watkins) Oviatt, on a farm southeast of Logan. She was the second of six children. She was called Jo-an. She attended Logan Grade school and graduated from the Logan High School in 1951. Joan was a telephone operator for the local telephone company for ten years until they switched to dial equipment. She then studied at Metro-Tech in Omaha and became a Licensed Practical Nurse. She worked in several Omaha hospitals, mainly at St. Joseph. She took an apartment in Omaha, learned to drive and bought her own car. She came home to Logan on weekends to catch up with the family and was available as a babysitter to her nieces and nephews. Joan made many friends at work. She loved to travel and took many trips including a special one to Hawaii. Joan was diagnosed with Macular Degeneration and began losing much of her eye sight. She was unable to drive and continue her work as a private home-care nurse and returned to Logan to live with her parents. When her Dad suffered a stroke, Joan became his caregiver enabling him to stay in his own home until his death in 1997. Then Joan became a companion to her Mother until her death in 2002. When the family home was sold Joan moved to the Boyer View Apartments north of Logan and resided there until October 2010 when she became a resident at Westmont Care Center. Joan liked to listen to novels and The Bible on tapes. She enjoyed making and giving crocheted afghans, ponchos, baby blankets and doilies. She had eighteen nieces and nephews, many great-nieces and great-nephews and great-great nieces and great-great nephews. She was known by all as “Aunt Jo.” Joan was preceded in death by her parents, sister Sharon Muxfeldt, niece Diana Maguire, nephew Courtie Oviatt and great-great-nephew Westyn Muxfeldt. Survivors include her brothers: Don Oviatt and wife Sandra of Missouri Valley, Iowa; Courtlyn Oviatt and wife Norma; Gail Oviatt and wife Linda; sister: Carol Maguire and husband Larry; brother-in-law: Gale Muxfeldt all of Logan, Iowa; beloved nieces and nephews, their spouses and their children and grandchildren. A Prayer Service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday with family visitation to follow until 8:00 p.m. at the Logan Memorial Chapel in Logan, Iowa. The family would like to invite everyone to a time of lunch and fellowship at the Christian Church following the committal service at the cemetery. In Loving Memory Of G. Joan Oviatt Born March 10, 1933 Logan, Iowa Entered Into Rest September 18, 2011 Logan, Iowa Services 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 21, 2011 Christian Church – Logan, Iowa Officiating Pastor Ron Riley Organist Vicki Koenig Vocalist Rick Powell Selections “Amazing Grace” “It Is Well With My Soul” “When I Get To Where I’m Going” Honorary Bearers Kathy Lundergard Renee Kuhl Shelly Williams Ronda Oloff Julie Cave Annette Wilson Jill McClintock Casket Bearers Rick Oviatt Ron Oviatt Rod Oviatt Kent Oviatt Steve Oviatt Lonnie Muxfeldt Scott Muxfeldt Randy Muxfeldt Michael Maguire Final Resting Place Bethel Cemetery Logan, Iowa

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