News From Terre Haute, Indiana

June 21, 2013

Joann (Siegelin) Barrett


TERRE HAUTE — Joann (Siegelin) Barrett, of Terre Haute, and formerly of Brazil, passed away at Springhill Village, Wednesday, June 19, 2013, following a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born in Brazil, the daughter of Arthur and Ruth (Emmert) Siegelin. Joann graduated from Brazil High School. She worked as a legal secretary for Kenneth Miller for a short time before marrying Glen R. Barrett on June 16, 1951. Joann had also worked at Brazil Hallmark and Elder Beerman as a sales clerk. More recently, Joann worked as a volunteer at the gift shop at Terre Haute Regional Hospital.

As a child she had attended Union United Methodist Church. Later Joann and her husband became members of the First Christian Church. She also was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary at the Moose Lodge in Terre Haute. She enjoyed line dancing, traveling and working in her flower garden. She also was a devoted mother and grandmother.

Joann was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Glen, in 1983; and brothers, Carl Arthur Siegelin and Robert Siegelin. She is survived by her two daughters, Jan Emsweller of Terre Haute and Lynn Barrett of Bloomington; grandchildren, Kristen Bruna and husband Chuck of Brownsburg, Colin Boyll of Bloomington, Andrea Emsweller of Terre Haute, and Devon Boyll of Indianapolis; great-grandchildren, Rylan and Ashton Bruna; devoted friend, Larry Neal of Hymera; a special niece, Marsha Nicoson and husband Bob; and nephews, Mark Siegelin, Ron Stinson, Craig Siegelin, and David Siegelin.

Private graveside services will take place at Clearview Cemetery in Brazil, with Pastor Bob Kumpf officiating, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the Wabash Valley, 400 8th Ave., Terre Haute, IN 47804 or Moose Lodge 5500 Wabash Ave., Terre Haute, IN 47803. To light a candle in her memory, visit: