Gloria JoAn Krall


Gloria JoAn Krall, 84, of Osgood, passed away at 7 pm, Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at her home with her husband, Norris by her side.

She was born on the family farm near Dabney on July 16, 1933, the daughter of Lester and Daisy Hull Tucker.

She was married to Gerald Martin on June 17, 1951 and he preceded her in death on July 5, 1980. She was married to Norris Krall on August 14, 1982, and he survives.

Other survivors include one son, Anthony (Debra) Martin of Fairland, three daughters, Michele (Rodger) Chapellow of Zenas, Kimberly Engel of Franklin, and Candace (Danny) Robinson of Shelbyville; three stepsons, Kenneth (Linda) Krall of Osgood, Terry (Diane) Krall of Carmel and Michael Krall of Osgood; 22 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and one brother, Ray (Marian) Tucker of Dabney.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Lee Tucker, her sisters, Beulah Adams, Bonnie Smith, and Hertha Jones; and a grandson, Donn Keever.

Mrs. Krall was a 1951 graduate of Holton High School and graduated from the LPN school of the Bartholomew County Hospital in 1980.

During her working career, JoAn was a secretary for the Zenas Elementary School, and later worked as a nurse on the med-surg floor of the Bartholomew County Hospital.

JoAn was a member of the Dabney Baptist Church, the Ripley County Historical Society, and was a former member of the Columbia Afternoon Extension club.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 27 at 10:30 a.m. at the Dabney Baptist Church with Dr. Michael Bell officiating. Burial will be at Flat Rock Cemetery near Osgood. Visitation will be on Tuesday, December 26 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 9:30 a.m. until time of services Wednesday at the church.

Memorials may be given to the Dabney Baptist Church or the Ripley County Historical Society in care of the funeral home.