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Mary Joan Scales

January 12, 1941 — August 28, 2023

Owensboro

Mary Joan Scales

 

Mary Joan Scales, 82, of Owensboro, went to be with the Lord on Monday August 28, 2023, surrounded by family, while under hospice care at Sterling Estates of Atlanta.  Joan was born on January 12, 1941, to the late Leo and Pauline Keller Collignon. Joan was a graduate of Owensboro Catholic High School, of which she was a lifelong supporter.

Joan dedicated her life to being a caregiver. As a Registered Nurse, she spent her professional career at Mercy Hospital, caring for the pediatrics in our community. She was well loved by her co-workers and left an impact on those following in her footsteps. Joan continued her devout caregiving with her family and friends, whom she enjoyed spending time with, always opening her home for a family gathering.  

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Scales; sister, Carol Hurm; brothers, Peter and Billy Collignon.

Those left behind to cherish her memory include her three children, Pam Steele (John) of Atlanta, Tommy Scales (Robyn) of Owensboro, and Chris Scales of Atlanta. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Brittany Bramlett (Ben), Austin Steele (Katie), Mitchell Steele (Kelly), Logan Steele, and Nate Steele (Danielle) all of Atlanta and Mary Catherine Scales and Luke Scales of Owensboro. Eleven great grandchildren; Izzy, Lily, and Lucy Bramlett, Ryan, Rose and Joanna Steele, Kennedy and Olivia Steele, Brody, Grey and Oliver Steele, all of Atlanta; Sisters, Patsy Van Meter and Charlotte Frisby; brother, Paul Collignon.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the many wonderful people at Sterling Estates of West Cobb Retirement Community where Joan spent her last two years.

The funeral mass for Joan will be 10:00 am on Saturday, September 9, 2023, at Saint Martin Catholic Church. Burial will be in Saint Anthony Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Friday, September 8, 2023 with prayers at 6:30 p.m. at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory.  Visitation on Saturday will be 9:00 to 10:00 am at Saint Martin Catholic Church.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Passionist Nuns of St Joseph Monastery, 8564 Crisp Road, Whitesville, KY  42378 or to the Keller House, Fresh Start for Women, P.O. Box 1386, Owensboro, Ky 42302.  Messages and condolences to the family can be shared at www.glenncares.com.

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Visitation

Friday, September 8, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303

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Visitation

Saturday, September 9, 2023

9:00 - 10:00 am (Central time)

St. Martin Catholic Church

Highway 81, Owensboro, 42301

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Mass

Saturday, September 9, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Martin Catholic Church

Highway 81, Owensboro, 42301

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Interment

Saturday, September 9, 2023

1:00 - 1:30 pm (Central time)

St. Anthony Cemetery

Highway 431, Owensboro, 42303

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