On Monday, January 15, 2018, Mary “Joanne” Larsen, wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and sister, passed away at her home in Ellettsville, IN, with family members at her side.
Joanne will be forever be remembered by her husband Terry C. Larsen, children Carrie Frost, Dirk Dewes, Katrina Dewes, Cassie Dewes, Peter Dewes and Cristie Dewes, by her grandchildren Shawn Frost, Jessica Frost, Michaele Saddler, Ayla Dewes, Paul Dewes, Devon Dewes, by her great grandchildren Logan Caywood and Mason Lutz.
Joanne was preceeded in death by her parents Lowell and Fern Usrey, her daughter Christine Dewes, her first husband Paul Dewes and by her brother and sister Lowell Usrey Jr. and Jeanine Rodgers.
She was born in Louisville, KY and later moved to Evansville, IN where she attended Bosse High School and then later was married and started a family. The family moved to Indianapolis, IN years later. She was very passionate about nature and enjoyed teaching her children all about God’s creatures. Her children would describe her as an amazingly strong, dedicated, kind, loving soul, that touched many peoples lives with her sweet, positive, nurturing personality. She always looked for the good in everyone. “She was the closest thing we knew to perfect. “She truly was an angel on earth” and will be forever, fondly remembered.
Graveside funeral services will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, 2500 Mesker Park Drive, Evansville, IN, 47720 on Friday January 19, 2018 where the family will place her in her final resting place.
A Celebration of Life is planned for January 28, 2018, from Noon-5:00 p.m., at Stratford Glen Clubhouse, 5929 Vicksburg Dr., Indianapolis., IN 46254, where family and friends will gather to celebrate her. Flowers for the Celebration of life are welcome and can be sent to Cristie Dewes 5828 Blackley Lane, Indpls., IN 46254
“An angel lived among us,
A gift from God above.
She showered us with kindness
And shared with us her love.”