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January 11, 2014

Joan Lucas Lewis Holzhausen

BRAZIL — Joan Lucas Lewis Holzhausen, 89 of Flat Rock, Ind., and formerly of Brazil, passed away Jan. 9, 2014, at Columbus Regional Hospital following a brief illness. She was born Aug. 21, 1924, in Putnam County, the tenth child of Henry Edward Moss and Mary French Moss.   

As a young girl, both her mother and father passed away and Joan was raised by her sister, Ruby Diel and her husband Roy. She graduated from Reelsville High School. She married James Lucas and they lived in the Brazil area. He ran the DX Sunoco service station and she worked as a clerk for JC Penney in Brazil. James died suddenly on Jan. 9, 1969. Joan later married Frederick Lewis and they lived in Louisville. Joan again worked for JC Penney and was a department manager. Mr. Lewis also passed away.

While in Brazil, Joan was a member of First Christian Church and served as a deaconess. She and her sisters remained very close and enjoyed playing cards together and just being together. Joan also was an Avon representative for several years.

On Oct. 12, 1991, Joan was united in marriage to Walter Holzhausen. She and Walter have resided in Flat Rock. They enjoyed spending winters in Bradenton, Fla.  Joan and Walter have been blessed with their years together and time spent with their families.

Joan was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Roy Moss and Melvin Moss; eight sisters, Modesta, Hila, Ruby, Myrtle, Mildred, Laura, Jennie, and Betty. Survivors include her loving husband, Walter Holzhausen of Flat Rock; devoted daughter and son-in-law, Shirley Lucas Bozell (Richard) of Columbus, Ind.; two grandsons, Clark Bozell (Clare), Eric Bozell (Kerry); four great-grandsons, Lucas Bozell, Blake Bozell, Michael Veasey, and Cole Veasey; one stepson, Dale Holzhausen (Sherry); one stepdaughter, Dana Overman; stepgrandchildren, Anthony Bozell (Deborah), Tanya Hughes (Harold), Josh Holzhausen, and Heather Holzhausen; and many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Services will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at 1 p.m. at French Funeral Home, 421 E. National Ave., in Brazil, with Pastor Chris Gregg officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Croy’s Creek Cemetery. Donations may be directed to Columbus Regional Hospital Foundation or Columbus Hospital Hospice, 2400 17th St. Columbus, IN 47201. Light a candle in her memory at:

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