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Joan Marie Keagle,  88

Joan Marie Keagle, 88

Joan Marie Keagle, age 88 of Hendersonville died peacefully in her sleep on Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at the Elizabeth House. She was born August 13th, 1927 in Nyack, New York; a daughter of the late, John Dayton Slough and Emma Rosina Schroeder Slough. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Richard “Dick” Keagle in 1995.

A graduate of Alfred University in Alfred, New York; Joan relocated to Hendersonville in 1995 and was a member of Immaculate Conception Church.

Joan was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and volunteer to many services and organizations. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

She is survived by her two sons, Richard L. Keagle (Eva) of Harker Heights, TX, and Robert J. Keagle (Kelly) of Hendersonville; sister Jeanne Till of Gainesville, FL; five grandchildren - Todd Richard Keagle (Xochy)of Del Rio, TX, Jessica Jury (John) of Gilbert, AZ, Sarah Lewis (Ryan) of Chandler, AZ, Shannon Schott (Carl) of Gilbert, AZ and Leslie Ball (Joel) of Davenport, FL; thirteen great-grandchildren; special cousin, “Aunt Gerry” Schroeder of Palm City, FL; one niece; and two nephews.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Four Seasons Elizabeth House and Dr. Randy Tryon for their support in her final days.

A private memorial service will be held.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Joan’s memory be directed to Four Seasons Hospice, 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731 or Zoe Ministries, C/O First United Methodist Church, 204 6th Ave West, Hendersonville NC 28792​

An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting

Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center is in charge of the arrangements.