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Joyce Ann (Brown) Cogswell

July 9, 1936 ~ September 23, 2019 (age 83)

Joyce Ann (Brown) Cogswell, 83, of Spencer, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 23, 2019 at the Owen Valley Health Campus Nursing Home in Spencer.  Joyce was born in Princeton, Indiana, on July 9, 1936 to George Robert Brown and Corean (Hightower) Brown. 

Joyce graduated from the Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing in Evansville in 1957 and worked in several hospitals throughout her career.  Joyce was the assistant head nurse in isolation at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, worked in intensive care at Jacksonville Memorial Hospital in Florida.  She spent seven years working in the mental health units at Warriors Hospital, six years as a disaster Nurse with the American Red Cross, but her favorite was serving as the Owen County Health Nurse and the Owen Valley Middle School Nurse in Spencer, Indiana.  Joyce was a past member of the Eastern Star, Red Hatters, the Emmaus Reunion group, Calico Girls Home Extension Club and the Spencer Presbyterian Church.

Joyce is survived by her children, Teresa Daniel of Terre Haute, Mary Arnold of Spencer, John Cogswell of Germany, Martha Rivas of Spencer, Joe Cogswell of Jamestown, Indiana, Ten grandchildren, and sixteen great-grandchildren.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Joe Dan Brown.

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Friday, September 27, 2019 at the West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home, 105 North Montgomery Street, Spencer.  Pastor David Lee will officiate.  Burial will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Princeton, Indiana.

Visitation will be 9:00 AM until the time of service on Friday at the funeral home. 

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