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Joanne Held, 67, Adair County, KY (1949-2016)

She was a member of the Columbia United Methodist Church, a longtime Arts & Humanities teacher at Adair County High School, Drama Club sponsor and a football mom. She was a native of Cornwall, NY, and a resident of Columbia, KY, at the time of her death. Her husband, Bruce Held survives. She leaves 11 direct living descendants.
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Joanne Held, 67, of Columbia, KY passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 11:40amCT, at the Norton Health Pavilion in Louisville, KY after an illness.

Funeral Service Monday, November 14, 2016 at 11amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, with Dr. John Hatton the officiating clergy. Interment in Columbia Cemetery, 315 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY. Visitation Sunday, November 13, 2016 after 2pmCT, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home

Joanne Held, 67, Adair County, KY (1949-2016)

She was born March 6, 1949 in Cornwall, NY, the daughter of the late Joe Pilus. She died Wednesday, November 9, 2016, in Louisville, Jefferson County, KY, at the age of 67 years, eight months, and three days.

She is survived by her mother Winnifred Laegler Pilus of Cornwall, NY, and the following:
  • Her husband: Bruce Held of Columbia, KY

  • Two sons: Brian and his wife Kellye of Columbia, KY; and Dan and his wife Brandy of Columbia, KY

  • One daughter: Elizabeth Head of Springfield, TN
    Three sisters: Peggy Trimble of Newburgh, NY; Darlene(Paul) KoryKora of Cornwall NY; and Dory Salerno of Woodstock, NY

  • Four grandsons: Bohdi Bryant, Hunter Held, Walter Held and Daniel Held

  • Three granddaughters: Paige Held, Gabriella Held and Lilah Head

  • One great granddaughter: Rylee Held

  • Special friends: Karren Loy and Debra Wimmer of Columbia, KY

  • A host of beloved cousins, nieces, nephews and friends
She was a member of the Columbia United Methodist Church, a longtime Arts & Humanities teacher at Adair County High School, Drama Club sponsor and a football mom.

Send condolences to the family of Joanne Held

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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Joanne Held, 67, Adair County, KY (1949-2016)

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