D. Joan Goldsberry

January 10, 2014

D. Joan Goldsberry 82, longtime Manson resident, died at 6:30 p.m. January 10, 2014 at the home of her son in Lafayette, IN. Born March 21, 1931 in Clinton County to the late Carlos Sewell & Verda Pearl (Amyx) Thompson. She married Donald L. Goldsberry in North Vernon on September 30, 1953 and he preceded her in death on August 21, 2009. Mrs. Goldsberry was a 1949 graduate of Colfax High School and a graduate of Home Hospital School of Nursing. She was a lifelong Clinton County resident. A registered nurse for 48 years, she worked at Clinton County Hospital for 12 years and Home Hospital for 22 years. She was of the Protestant Faith. Mrs. Goldsberry was a member of the Indianapolis Decorative Artist, O.E.S. and the Clinton County Art League.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, January 15th at the Goodwin Funeral Home, Frankfort, IN with services there at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 16, 2014. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the Frankfort Community Public Library or Manson Church.

Survived by:

3 Sons: Michael S. Goldsberry of Manson, Robert L. (Jodie) Goldsberry of Lafayette, James K. Goldsberry of Lebanon, 2 Brothers: Carlos E. “Chink” (Mariann) Thompson of Mulberry, Kenneth K. (Sandra) Thompson of Antioch, 7 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by grandson, Nicholas Goldsberry and great granddaughter, Rebekkah Goldsberry.


12 Condolences for “D. Joan Goldsberry”

  1. Brenda January 12, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    Mike, Bear, Jodie, and Jim, Sorry for your loss. Aunt Jo was one in a million. No words will take your pain away. Remember she isn’t in pain anymore and she is with Uncle Don. God Bless you and your family. Love you guys.

  2. Susan (Wheat) Heavilon January 13, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Terry & I have been saddened to learn of your mom’s illness & death. One of my earliest memories as a child is of her & that always-fun, upbeat, impish personality. She & sister Marge (along with their crazy husbands!) experienced some great times together. As a nurse, she touched, literally & figuratively, many people over the years, offering much comfort with her caring, loving ways. Cherish your memories…she fully & completely loved you boys. May your family find strength throughout this time. Thinking of you, Kenny Kern, & the entire extended family circle.

  3. Becky (Hill) Frantz January 13, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    Mike and Bear, I am so sorry to be reading about your mothers passing. I know there will be a big hole left in your lives. My prayers are with you both.

  4. Tom Rich January 13, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    Mike brothers and family’s, I am sorry for your loss. I remember your mom from visiting my late grandparents in Manson. Bud and Vernie Smart was close knit people then. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Pete Hall January 13, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    Bob, I’m so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

  6. Sue Marshall Wright January 13, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    I am so sorry about the loss of Joan. She was a great friend and such a kind caring person. God Be With You.

  7. Rodney & Rosie Wright January 13, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    Mike, Jim and family! So sorry for your loss. You’re in our thoughts and prayers!

  8. Coral Smith January 14, 2014 at 11:02 am

    Mike & Bear and all of Jo’s family

    Thoughts & prayers are with you. She was was a gem. She touched so many lives – certainly her family & friends, and her patients and those lucky to work with her. She was the epitome of nursing with joy and from the heart.
    God Bless & Take Care


  9. Deford January 14, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    Enjoy all the years we were neighbors. Enjoyed doing festivals w Jo n Don.
    So many memories,,,, big white flower bush on west side of her house, she showed Leslie n Ben how to do a snowball fight in the summer….
    Sewell telling us, how to tick Jo off…
    Hugs to all! Mike, Patty, Leslie n Lee

  10. Kathy (Kimmel) Lessman January 15, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    Mike, Bear and Jim – So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Still remember all the times we got into trouble because we were supposed to be quiet when we played as kids so that we wouldn’t wake up your mom. Those were the days. Wish I could be there for her funeral. Hugs to all of you. Kathy

  11. Marilyn Weber January 16, 2014 at 1:38 am

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Jo did touch many lives and mine was one. I was so blessed to have her as a friend, mentor and coworker. God Bless

  12. Jeanette Smith January 25, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    To the Goldsberry Family:
    I was saddened to hear about Joan. We have always been best friends and I will certainly miss her. I just received the news and wanted to let you all know how special she has been in my life and how much I will miss her. I am in Texas visiting my grandchildren and am very sad that I could not be there to pay my condolences. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. I think back to all the great times that we had growing up and in school and I know how special she was to me and all of you. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.


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