Joanne J. Astin

  • BORN: April 3, 1942
  • DIED: December 6, 2011
  • LOCATION: Forrest City, Arkansas

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Forrest City, AR 72335
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Mrs. Joanne J. Astin, age 69, of Forrest City, died Tuesday at the Methodist Hospital in Memphis.

Mrs. Astin was born April 3, 1942, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was the daughter of Joe Ruggaber and Anna Yannuzzi Ruggaber. She was a retired school teacher from the Forrest City Public Schools and was a member of the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

Mrs. Astin is survived by seven children; Carroll Astin of Cabot, Debbie Nearn, and husband, Mike, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, Joey Astin, and wife, Terry, Tim Astin, Bobby Astin, and wife, Sherry, Tony Astin, and Gina Astin, all of Forrest City, seven grandchildren; Allison Astin, Meghan Astin, Ty Nearn, Chandler Astin, Teagan Nearn, Ashley Astin, and Claudia Astin, and a close family friend, Katie Bardaman. She was preceded in death by one granddaugther, Nicole Bennett.

Visitation will be held for family and friends at the Astin home, Thursday, December 8, 2011, 6:00 till 8:00 P.M.. A private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the SFC Elves-Toys for Tots, P.O. Box 924, Forrest City, Ar. 72336. Stevens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. You may log on to for the on line registry.

  • December 08, 2011
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Astin Home
  • 303 Roosevelt
  • Forrest City, AR 72335
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“ You are missed by your family and many, many friends. I know you are looking down on each of us. I Love You. ”

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