JOAN M. STRANGE
INDIANAPOLIS – Joan M. Strange, 86, died Monday, Dec. 1, 2008, at the University Heights Health Care in Indianapolis.
She was born Feb. 17, 1922, to Robert D. and Cora I. (Hough) McCord in Knox County, Ind.
She married Donald R. Strange May 1, 1951. He died Dec. 21, 2002.
She was a retired registered occupational therapist and was employed at Wishard Hospital from 1946 until 1949 and Indiana University Medical Center from 1949 until 1951 in Indianapolis.
She was a member of the Orleans Christian Church, Paoli Tri Kappa, Phi Mu Sorority (Hanover College), Hanover College A.B. and Boston School of Occupational Therapy OTR. She was also the president of the Indiana Occupational Therapy Association.
Survivors include two sons, David R. Strange, Greenwood, Ind., and Mark E. Strange, Liberal; one daughter, Ellen M. Strange, Indianapolis; one brother, Robert McCord, Indianapolis; one sister, Doris Briggs, Olympia, Wash.; five grandchildren, Matthew and Adrienne Leech, Franklin, Bethany Strange, Greenwood, and Spencer Sheets and James Sheets, Indianapolis; and one great-grandchild, Landin Leech, Franklin.
She was also preceded in death by her parents.
o Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Orleans Christian Church with Nelson Lee and Shan Rutherford presiding.
Burial will follow at Stampers Creek Cemetery in Paoli.
Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans and from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the church.
Memorials are suggested to Greewood Christian Church Building Fund, 2045 Averitt Rd., Greenwood, IN 46143 or Americare Hospice, 1550 N. Main St., Franklin, IN 46131.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ochstetrick.net.