Myers-Reed Chapel

3729 25Th Street, Columbus, IN


Joan Groene

July 18, 1929August 10, 2019

Joan Groene, 90, passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Four Seasons Healthcare. Joan was born on July 18, 1929 in Mitchell, Indiana, the daughter of Ivis and Mary Ann Baughman McNeely. She graduated from Mitchell High School and married Donald L. Groene. He proceeded her in death on November 12, 2018. Joan worked as a service representative for Bell Telephone Company. In her spare time, she enjoyed riding bikes and playing tennis with her husband, gardening, photography, and was an avid reader. She also relished time spent with her grandchildren. Survivors include her daughter, Annalee Huey of Columbus; son, Daniel (Lela) Groene of Cincinnati, OH; Grandchildren, Matthew Groene of Cincinnati, OH, Spencer Huey of Littleton, CO, Caitlin Huey, and Jenna Huey, both of Pittsburgh, PA; Siblings, Hugh McNeely of Indianapolis, IN, Sujane (Joe) Goldsby of Mitchell, IN, and Mona McNeely of Orleans, IN. Joan was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and three siblings, Marilyn Riley, Betty Tolbert, and Mike McNeely. A Memorial Service for Joan will be held Saturday, August 17 at 2 p.m. at The Chapel at Four Seasons, 1901 Taylor Road Columbus, Indiana 47203. Donations in Joan’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Four Seasons, or the donor’s choice. Myers-Reed Chapel is serving the Groene Family.


  • Annalee Huey, Daughter
  • Daniel Groene, Son
  • Matthew Groene, Grandchild
  • Spencer Huey, Grandchild
  • Caitlyn Huey, Grandchild
  • Jenna Huey, Grandchild
  • Hugh McNeely, Brother
  • Sujane Goldsby, Sister
  • Mona McNeely, Sister
  • Joan was preceded in death by her parents, Ivis McNeely and Mary Ann Baughman McNeely; her husband, Donald Groene; and siblings, Marilyn Riley, Betty Tolbert, and Mike McNeely.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, August 17, 2019


Joan Groene

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Bob Plew

August 14, 2019

Too many memories from High School, to family connections, to Class reunions to relate them or even start. Just know that your loss is also felt by me. Jody (and Don) were two of my favorite people , we have a lot of memories. I specifically remember our 50th Class reunion, Each class member was asked to tell what they had done the past 50 years. Most everyone droned on with boring "Me - Me" stuff. When it came to Jody, she stood up, took Don's hand, looked him in the eye and said "Thank your for 47 great years" and sat down. I thought "what a class act" - It was and she was Always a class act. When I have thought of her over the years, that is always my first thought "CLASS ACT"

Bob Plew

August 14, 2019

Annalee, Hugh, Susie, and Mona