Joan M. Napier


Joan M. Napier, age 85, of Columbus, Ohio, passed away Saturday, May 30, at Kobacker House Hospice in Columbus. Private funeral services for 85 year-old Joan M. Napier were held Monday, June 1, in the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery.

She was born May 19, 1930, in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Harry C. and Loretto (nee Oberreither) Herguth.

She was a member of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Joan was born in Chicago, and at age 15 months she moved to St. Louis. Attended college for 2 years in California, then served with the US Marine Corps. She lived at Glasgow Village, MO and taught in Riverview Gardens School District over 30 years. She moved to Highland in 1990 and to Columbus, OH in 2011. She was a Dog-Lover and volunteered at the Highland Animal Shelter. Special friends were her neighbors Kim and Steve Dyer and their daughters Emily and Abby, who loved her as part of their family and kept her out of trouble.

Survivors include:
Daughter – Jill N. (Larry) Buerke, O’Fallon, MO
Daughter – Jan N. (David) Prosak, Westerville, OH
Grandchild – Jeffrey (Stephanie) Gittemeier, Wentzville, MO
Grandchild – Joseph Gittemeier, O’Fallon, MO
Grandchild – James Gittemeier, Duluth, MN
Grandchild – John (Katie) Gittemeier, St. Peters, MO
Grandchild – Gabriel (Andrea) Barbaglia, Columbus, OH
Grandchild – Mark (Keri) Barbaglia, Indianapolis, IN
Grandchild – Kate Barbaglia, New Albany, OH
Grandchild – Elizabeth Barbaglia, Los Angeles, CA
Great Grandchild – Victoria
Great Grandchild – Jakob
Great Grandchild – Elliot
Great Grandchild – Dylan
Great Grandchild – Gavin
Great Grandchild – Etta
Great Grandchild – Amelia
Brother – Robert J. Herguth, Glenview, IL
Niece – Amy Demarte, Evanston, IL
Niece – Jeni (Brad) Sellers, Portland, OR
Nephew – Robert C. (Susan) Herguth, Park Ridge, IL
Great Nieces – Mila, Annika, Ava, Lauren
Great Nephews – Matthew, Aiden, Elijah, Luke

She was preceded in death by :
Father – Harry C Herguth
Mother – Loretto Herguth-Slimmer nee Oberreither

Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home
1501 Ninth at Lemon Street
Highland, IL 62249

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