Joanne Bond | Obituaries |

SAVOY – Joanne Lorraine (Hart) Bond was born November 1,1942, in Freeport, Long Island, NY, to F. Stewart Hart and Alma L. Sheppard. Joanne died at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, with her daughter, Michele, by her side, Wednesday (October 7, 2020) at 2:53 am

He was a lifelong student and loved to study. After graduating from Williamsburg, Ind., High School, he went to Ball State University, where he earned his teaching degree. She taught sixth grade at Whitewater Fountain City School as Miss Hart. He also taught social studies, social studies and was an assistant to sophomore students Y-Teens. He left there in 1965 and went to work for the Second National Bank and then worked in the Debt Management Department. He joined Second National Bank on his move to Star Bank. After leaving Star Bank, she returned to college, to Indiana University East, to pursue her dream of becoming a nurse. She was able to fulfill that dream and graduated from Indiana University East School of Nursing in 1996. She worked in medical practice until her death, her last position being at Carle Nephrology Clinic. Joanne loved her role at Carle Nephrology Clinic. It was his passion and it brought him great pleasure to work with patients, colleagues and doctors. These working relationships became lifelong friends, which they maintain.

Joanne had a knack for singing and had a wide variety of music, from The Eagles and Chicago to Gaithers and classical music. He was a brilliant musician; he played the piano, played a soprano in a church choir or a car on the street, and as a child, he played the French trumpet. He was brilliant and a writer. They do a great job of painting people, cats and landscapes. He was the author of a book of poems called “Brushed Bones.” The book was not only the best-selling book on Amazon, but Joanne received the prestigious Prize in Poetry Award and Poet of Merit Award from the International Society of Poets for publication. He was asked to write a book of poetry but could not finish it before he died. He was also a prolific writer. Joanne was passionate about writing.

He loves watching football and golf. He enjoys many football conversations with his grandson, Andrew. Joanne had a heart of gold. He was one of the most kind and devoted people on Earth. She had a smile that would illuminate the room. He greets everyone with a smile and always has a kind word or expression of appreciation. He thought of everyone in front of him. Even in the worst of times, his concern was with others. He always wants to make sure that his friends and family are well and that he prays in his prayers. He loves his family, friends and cats no matter what. He was a lover of nature, travel and “all creatures great and small.” He had strong faith in God and in Jesus. No matter what trials came his way, he knew that God was in control. He did not live a life of cowardice, but lived a life that strengthened his faith in Jesus Christ. When times were difficult, they would say, “All things in God’s time.”

Arriving at the pearly gates, we know that he was greeted by all his children friends, acquaintances and relatives who had passed away. We know that the angels will have to help carry his heavenly crown because of the life he has lived.

His mother died, F. Stewart Hart (Marion); mother, Alma L. Sheppard (Robert); and his brother, Robert Sheppard Jr.

He leaves his stepmother, Joan Sheppard of Richmond, Ind .; son, Michael Bond of Richmond; and a daughter, Michele Bond of Richmond.

The grandchildren are Andrea Elson (Andrew) of Greenville, Ohio, Brandon Andrews of Richmond and Brittany Andrews of Richmond. Their great-grandchildren include, Ryder and Josalyn Elson, Gabriel Anderson and Bentlee Lear. He leaves behind his three most precious children, Murray, Gwendolyn and Ginger.

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