She was born in Worthington, Ind., July 29, 1933, the daughter of Ray and Gladys (Thatcher) Collenbaugh.
Joann graduated from Worthington High School with the class of 1951, and married Glenden Yegerlehner April 5, 1952.
While living in the Clay City area, they raised a son, Tony, and daughter, Debra.
They moved to their current home in Riley in 1992.
Along with raising her family, Joann enjoyed sewing, cooking, baking and admiring natures' beauty.
Joann was a member of the First United Church of Christ, where she had taught Sunday school. She will be remembered as a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and accomplished homemaker.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister-in-law Anita Collenbaugh, and brother-in-law Leland Zurcher.
Joann is survived by her husband of 60 years, Glenden Yegerlehner, son Tony (Thea) Yegerlehner, Palmyra, Mo., and daughter Debra Ann Yegerlehner, Riley, grandchildren Michael, Nancy and Brian, sisters Marjorie Zurcher, Clay City, and Sue Borders (Don), Marietta, Ga., and brother Don Collenbaugh, Worthington.
Visitation will be at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, Clay City, Sunday, April 15, 2012, from 5-8 p.m., and again Monday, from 10-11 a.m., at the United Church of Christ, 6414 CR 1550 W., Clay City.
Services will be at the United Church of Christ Monday, at 11 a.m., with Pastors David Jennys and Don Yegerlehner officiating. Burial will follow at St. Peter's Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Light House Mission, 1450 Wabash Ave., Terre Haute, Ind., 47807, or Feeding America, 35 E. Wacker Dr., Suite 2000, Chicago, Ill., 60601.
Visit www.schoppenhorstfuneralhome.com to light a candle in her memory.