May 8, 2014

Mary 'Joan' Combs

Mary ‘Joan’ Combs

Mary “Joan” Combs, 79, Logansport, passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at Memorial Hospital, Logansport.

Born on May 31, 1934, in Sandborn, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence Oren and Margaret Sarah (Crane) Page. On Aug. 12, 1950, at Grace Fellowship Church, Logansport, she married Roscoe “Jack” Combs who survives.

Joan was a retired Master Cosmetologist.

She attended Logansport High School in 1948 until dropping out her sophomore year to become a wife and mother. Joan then returned and graduated with the Onward High School class of 1963. Joan was a world traveler; she enjoyed hummingbirds, collecting angel figurines and fine china. She took great pride in giving her time and efforts to The Salvation Army. Her spiritual life was an important part of her daily life. Joan’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her joy, and she also enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Surviving along with her husband are two sons, John (Lana) Combs; and Dr. Sam E. Combs Ph.D. (retired); daughter, Joyce Combs and companion Duane Chapman, all of Logansport; three grandsons, Isaac Mason Combs, Colo., Michael Dyer, Logansport, and Matthew Dyer, Stockwell; three granddaughters, Jennaca E. Combs and companion Nick Keeler, Galveston, Janell M. (Bryan) Lee, Deer Creek, and Jenay M. (Charles) Hoover, Logansport; four great-granddaughters, Jenna M. Lee and fiance Colton Martin, Erica I. Lee, all of Deer Creek; Shannon L. Dyer, Logansport; and Sydnye N. Combs, Galveston; five great-grandsons, Levi M. Dyer, Logansport, Nicholas Dyer, Stockwell, Aaron Hoover, Zachary Hoover, and Jacob Hoover, all of Logansport; great-great-granddaughter, Brinlee M. Martin, Deer Creek; sister, June Martin (Speed) Hardy, Logansport; brother, William Theodore Page, South Bend; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, James Owen Combs; brother, Big John Page; and two sisters, Violet Ciesielski and Lola (Feick) Melampy.

A celebration of life will be 11 a.m. Saturday in the Gundrum Funeral Home with Major Rose Eagle officiating. Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Logansport.

Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Logansport Salvation Army.

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