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Clara JoAnne Worstell Masters

Clara JoAnne Worstell Masters, 82, of Marietta passed away at home Sunday morning, August 20, 2017. She was born in Washington County, Ohio, on January 26, 1935, a daughter of Thurman and Clara Paterson Worstell.

JoAnne was a homemaker and later became a surgical nurse working for Marietta Memorial Hospital. She was a charter member of Souls Harbor Baptist Church. Her love for her family and friends will be sincerely missed.

JoAnne was married to Dale Masters for 69 years. She is survived by Dale and her children: Susan (Bud) Sellars of Grove City, Nancy (Bob) Wark of Marietta, Rod (Lauri Strauss) Masters of Seattle and Jeff Masters of Grove City, 7 grandchildren: Todd Walters of California, Cris (Brice Dobler) Masters of Columbus, Joshua Masters of Las Vegas, Jaime (Jose Lopez) Masters of Dallas, Christy Illar of St. Marys, Kelly Dawson of Newark, Bryce Sellars of Grove City; 9 great grandchildren: Leo Masters Lopez of Dallas, Emmet Masters Dobler of Columbus, Evan, Eric, Justin and Brady Illar, Ashley Dawson, Melanie Dawson, Brenna Sellars Saso. She is also survived by one brother Bernard “Pat” Worstell of Marietta.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters: Eleanor Hendrickson, Margaret Brewer, Carol June Hall, brother Earl Worstell and grandson Rusty Sellars.

Funeral services will be held on Friday (Aug. 25) at 10:30 am at Souls Harbor Baptist Church with Pastor Robert Hughes officiating. Entombment will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park. Family will greet friends at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home on Thursday from 4 until 8 pm. Messages of sympathy may be sent at