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Joan E. Vail

Joan E. Vail, 78 years old, of French Lick, Indiana, formerly of Indianapolis, Indiana died on October 21st, 2017 at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper, Indiana.

She was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on October 5th, 1939 to James and Jo (Gallo) Wagstaff.

Joan married the love of her life Thomas James Vail Sr. on November 4th, 1955 and he preceded her in death on July 21st, 2017.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, (1) son – Timothy Scott Vail in 1980 and (1) son-in-law – Mark Kern (husband of Tammy Kern) in 1997.

Joan was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in March of 1986.  She attended the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in French Lick.  She and her husband Tom especially enjoyed helping build the Kingdom Hall with all of their friends.

She attended Warren Central High School in Indianapolis where she met Tom. Joan enjoyed gardening, the outdoors and spending time with friends at the Kingdom Hall, but most enjoyed spending time with her family.

Joan is survived by:

(2) Sons Thomas James Vail, Jr. (Sally) Indianapolis, Indiana
Rick E. Vail (Becky) New Palestine, Indiana

(1) Daughter Tammy J. Kern French Lick, Indiana

(1) Sister Judy Salter (Terry) Indianapolis, Indiana

(9) Grandchildren (5) Great-Grandchildren (1) Great-Grandson on the way

Memorial Service
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 18th, 2017 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in French Lick, Indiana.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Service, French Lick, Indiana, 47432. Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website – www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.

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Tom and family, my thoughts are with all of you.  I will not be in town for Memorial, but you are in my heart.  Love Diane

Diane Reynolds Oct 29 2017 12:00 AM