Joan M. (Roberts) Litten

Born: Sun., Aug. 17, 1947
Died: Sat., Dec. 23, 2017


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Thu., Dec. 28, 2017
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Dec. 28, 2017
Location: Hartman Sons Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Dec. 29, 2017
Location: Hartman Sons Funeral Home

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VAUGHNSVILLE — Joan M Litten, age 91, died in Concord, North Carolina on December 23, 2017. She passed peacefully, into heaven at home surrounded by her three daughters.
Joan was born in Vaughnsville, Ohio October 2, 1926, to J. Lloyd and Helen E. (Sneary) Roberts, who preceded her in death. On August 17, 1947, she married Dale E. Litten, of Vaughnsville. He preceded her in death
Joan graduated in 1944 from Vaughnsville High School, as Valedictorian.
Mrs. Litten retired in March of 1990 as an administrative secretary from Vaughnsville and Columbus Grove, Ohio school system. For over 50 years, she was an active member of the Vaughnsville Methodist Church and the Evening Guild. Joan was a member of the Columbus Grove Chapter 527, Order of Eastern Star and the Progressive Mothers Club. The past several years she has attended the Mt. Olive Methodist Church in Kannapolis, North Carolina; and was a member of the K. Lee Scott Circle. Joan was also a substantive member of the Happy Bookers Book Club.
She is survived by: Christine Barkimer, Concord, NC; Carol (Steve) Eyler, Davidson, NC; Joy (Steve) Wolanin, Clemmons, NC. Seven (7) grandchildren: Matt (Robin), Zack (Laken), Kyle, Megan, Brian (Steven), Erin and Mitch; and three (3) great grandchildren: Brinn, Luke and Clay, with a fourth great grandchild expected in January.
Mrs. Litten was known for her heart of gold and her loving smile. She was an avid reader and a lover of music – gifts she passed on to her daughters and grandchildren. She followed sports, especially the Columbus Grove Bulldogs, the Ohio State Buckeyes, and the Carolina Panthers. Joan was known to her family as a tenacious board and card game player; more often than not winning at Tripoley, Push or about any other game that require skill, a good memory and some luck. Most of all Joan, was loved by ALL who were blessed to know her, here on earth, as she has now joined her Lord and Savior.
Funeral services will be conducted by Mary Ellen Bogart, on Friday, December 29th at 11:00 AM, at Hartman Sons Funeral Home in Columbus Grove, Ohio. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM. Burial will be in Vaughnsville Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Vaughnsville UMC and Hospice of Cabarrus Co – 5003 Hospice Lane – Kannapolis, NC 28081. Express condolences to

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   Posted Fri December 29, 2017

Renee Mayberry
   Posted Fri December 29, 2017
Christy, Carol and Joy, so sad to see that you lost your beautiful mother. Her smile was always radiant and I am sure her love will never be forgotten in your lives. May you be comforted by the life you shared with her, her love and your endless memories of a life gloriously lived!
Love, Renee (Stechschulte) Mayberry

Emma Pleiman
   Posted Mon January 15, 2018
To the family of Joan Litten. I had not seen this until today, but would be remiss not to mention how much I enjoyed knowing and working with her during my years at the Vaughnsville school. Her cheerful smile and ever positive attitude were always a reason to stop by the office, whether for a quick hello or a longer chat. Sending my sympathy and prayers your way.

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