Condolence From: Linda (Dugan) Partridge, Fleetwood, PA
Condolence: As a freshman, I knew Joanne first as a slightly older, fellow student; and a few years later she became one of my first art history professors. I eventually made art history my career, in no small measure because of her kindness, clarity, and grace. She was a talented teacher and artist, and she left this earth far too soon.
Condolence From: Cathy Lord, Jackson, Ohio
Condolence: Joanne is on my short list of educators who truly shaped who I am today. The lessons I learned from her were not only about art history and design, but also life.
Condolence From: Sara Deever, Westerville, Ohio
Condolence: When I took art classes at Otterbein after retiring from teaching, myfriend for many years, Joanne became wise art mentor and more. I have wonderful memories of museum trips seeing art, sharing books, great conversations, laughter, shared Otterein history. It has been a blessing to be part of Joanne's final journey. I will miss her, but I believe she was ready to go. Rest in peace, dear friend
Condolence From: Mary Ellen Armentrout, Hilliard, Ohio
Condolence: Joanne and I worked together at Otterbein from 1987-1999. She was a good friend, dedicated professor and a wonderful mentor to her students. Her art is well known in the Columbus area and graces many public spaces. She lived travel, gardening and always had a zest for learning. Her life was a gift to all who knew her.
Condolence From: Angelina Sachs (Kerling), Munroe Falls, OH
Condolence: Joanne was a gift to all of us.
Condolence From: Frederick Glasser, Westerville, OH
Condolence: To Marilyn and the rest of Joanne's family --
My condolences on Joanne's passing. She was indeed a gifted artist and teacher. May God comfort you and bring to your remembrance pleasant memories of your life with Joanne. May she rest in peace.
Fred Glasser (Otterbein '69)
Condolence From: Elaine Stewart, Westerville, Ohio
Condolence: It’s likely that few if any of Joanne's Friends and relatives know me. I (and my husband) knew her through friendly and spiritual conversations.
What a wonderful, kind, fascinating lady she was! We first met one day when I was engaged in a volunteer Christian ministry and she was about to leave on a tour to Greece. After her return we talked about her beautiful trip that included so many art and historical sites, including so many from early Christianity. I didn’t get to know her as a professor, but l’m sure she was a wonderful teacher. I also know she was a diligent and talented gardener. She took us a little “tour” of her backyard one time. Beautiful! From time to time we would visit for a friendly conversation and were saddened when she told us of her cancer diagnosis a few months ago.
Please accept our sincere condolences on her passing. I know she surely has left a wonderful legacy. We will be out of town from Sunday on next week so regretfully cannot attend the calling hours.
I want to thank her niece (sorry I didn’t catch her name) for calling me today with the sad news. I appreciate that she took the effort to call me, a stranger. Sincerely, Elaine Stewart