Joan “Jo” Harriet Brough, 92, of Fremont, OH passed away at Valley View Health Campus on Sunday, February 25, 2018. She was born on July 6, 1925 in Fremont, the daughter of Haldon and Emma (Paeth) Engler. She was a 1943 graduate of Oak Harbor High School and received her RN in nursing from Robinson School of Nursing (St. Luke’s Hospital) and trained at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD. She was in the Cadet Nurse Corps during WWII.
Jo married Paul R. Brough on September 7, 1947 at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Fremont and he preceded her in death on January 25, 2007. Joan was an Industrial Nurse at Whirlpool Corporation. She also worked in the recovery room at Memorial Hospital for many years and retired in August of 1985.
Jo was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church where her family were the charter members. She was a Cub Scout Den Mother. She loved playing golf, reading, traveling, volunteering and crossword puzzles. Jo especially liked playing farkle, bridge, pinochle, euchre and games with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed watching football, basketball, tennis and golf, especially teams from Cleveland, Ohio State and the Iowa Hawkeyes. Her true love was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Joan is survived by her sons, Jonathon (Kathleen) Brough, Fremont, OH and Thomas (Debra) Brough, Westerville, OH; grandchildren, Jason Brough, Sarah (JD) Tetirick, Michael (Jaclyn) Brough, Annie (Nate) Triplett and Marc (Fatime) Brough, ten great grandchildren, nephew, George (April) Nelson and niece, Lisa Jo (Tom) Smith.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Paul R. Brough; brother, Haldon Engler, Jr. and sister, Barbara Nelson.
Visitation: Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 9 to 11 am with a memorial service to follow at 11:00 a.m. at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E State St., Fremont, OH
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Paul R. Brough Memorial Scholarship, Hospice of ProMedica Memorial Hospital or Donor’s Choice.