Joan Elizabeth Hart
Joan Elizabeth Hart, 58, passed away Friday, July 5, 2013, along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Buncombe County.
Mrs. Hart was born Oct. 19, 1954, in Goldsboro to Dorothy Louise Snipes Coker of LaGrange and the late Mason Wallace Core.
Mrs. Hart was also a resident of Valle Crucis. Mrs. Hart graduated from Appalachian State University and Mayland Community College, recently working as an RN at Mission Hospital in Asheville. She was a member of the Holy Cross Church of Valle Crucis. Joan was an excellent mother, caring nurse, and a deeply devoted Christian, who struggled for years with severe depression until she took her own life.
Survivors include her husband, Charles Willis Hart; son, David Edward Hart of Asheville; daughters, Sallie Hart Williams of Asheville, and Anna Lisa (Hart) Stump of Yelm, Wash.; brother, LT Robert Core of Chicago, Ill.; mother, Louise Coker; and stepfather, Marvin Coker.
A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 20, 2013, at the Holy Cross Church of Valle Crucis with David McNair officiating.
Memorials may be made to Camp Henry, NAMI, or Heifer International.