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Obituary for JoAnne Hon (Ellegood)

Mrs. JoAnne (Ellegood) Hon, age 83, of Florence, Indiana, entered this life on June 5, 1939 in Campbellsburg, Kentucky. She was the loving daughter of the late James Wilson and Betty Lee (Batts) Ellegood. She was raised in Campbellsburg, Kentucky and was a 1957 graduate of the Patriot High School. JoAnne was united in marriage to James William "Jim" Clark in 1958 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana and they were blessed with two children, Angie and Richard. JoAnne was later united in marriage to Jerry G. Hon on December 4, 1993 in Columbus, Indiana. JoAnne and Jerry's marriage blended two families together and they were blessed with 29 years together. She was employed as a payroll clerk for Arvin Industries in Columbus, Indiana for several years. JoAnne later owned and operated for four years, JoAnne's Floral in Edinburgh, Indiana retiring in 1992. She was selected one year as Mrs. Switzerland County 4-H Queen. JoAnne established Phi Beta Psi Sorority in Clearwater, Florida and was a member of Phi Beta Psi Chapter in Columbus, Indiana. She was also a member of Switzerland County Homemakers and Concord Community Church. JoAnne loved wintering in Clearwater, Florida and enjoyed fishing, cooking and canning. She had a love for the outdoors and tending to her flowers. JoAnne unexpectedly passed away at 11:45 a.m., Sunday, December 4, 2022, at the Gallatin County Nursing & Rehab in Warsaw, Kentucky.

JoAnne will be deeply missed by her husband, Jerry G. Hon of Florence, IN; her daughter, Angie Westerfield of Columbus, IN; her step-children, Tim Hon, Barry Hon and his wife, Lorrie and Dan Hon and his wife, Jennifer and Kim Karst and her husband, Mike all of Florence, IN; her 16-grandchildren and 19-great-grandchildren; her sister, Sue Armstrong and her husband, Carlie of Fairview, IN; her brothers, Wayne Ellegood and his wife, Sandy of Vevay, IN and Tommy Ellegood and his wife, Judy of Columbus, IN; her sisters-in-law, Kathy Ellegood of Columbus, IN and Freda Sebree of Montrose, CO and her several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Wilson and Betty Lee (Batts) Ellegood; her 1st husband, James William "Jim" Clark, died August 10, 1991; her son, Richard Clark, died December 15, 2018; her daughter-in-law, Karen Lynn Clark, died April 22, 2002 and her brothers, Larry W. Ellegood and James Lee "Brother" Ellegood.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Thursday, December 8, 2022, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, December 8, 2022, by Pastor Steve Ward, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.

Committal Service will be conducted 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 9, 2022, in the Garland Brook Cemetery, 501 North Gladstone Avenue, Columbus, Indiana 47201.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Phi Beta Psi of Columbus, IN, Concord Community Church or American Diabetes Association. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at

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