Joan Mildred Engle

March 22, 1943 - February 29, 2024
Joan Mildred Engle



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Joan Mildred Gilliam Engle, born on March 22, 1943, in Henderson County, peacefully passed away on February 29, 2024, in Hendersonville, NC. She was a devoted teacher with Henderson County Schools and touched the lives of many through her passion for education.

Throughout her life, Joan found joy and fulfillment in her interests, including Community Theatre and involvement with the Henderson County Arts Council. She pursued her education diligently and was a member of the Masters of Education program.

Joan is survived by her loving sons, Scott Engle and David Engle. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Nelson Stanley Engle, and her parents, Charles and Lula Hill Gilliam.

A memorial service to honor and celebrate Joan’s life will be held at 2:00 o’clock on the afternoon of Saturday, March 9th, at Marie’s Chapel at Puncheon Camp Creek in Edneyville. Her kindness, dedication, and warm spirit will forever be remembered by all who had the privilege of knowing her. May she rest in peace.


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  • March 04, 2024
    Debbie Lunsford says:
    I will always treasure the times I worked with Joan preparing workshops. She was so talented and sweet. I also remember an adventuresome hike at Shumont! Prayers and condolences to her family.

  • March 01, 2024
    Melissa Elaine Nielsen says:
    You will always be in my heart 💓

  • March 01, 2024
    Melissa Elaine Nielsen says:
    Aunt Joan I have always loved you I will always be in my heart! I know you are looking down on and I hope that you can proud of where I am what I have become! You have always been a rock in my life and always in my prayers. Your niece, Melissa Elaine Nielsen