Joan A. Ausnow
Ausnow, Joan A., 81, passed away Sunday, September 25, 2016. Joan is preceded in death by her parents Joseph E. Travis and Venessa Fern Tucker Travis. She was born September 23, 1935 and was raised in Louisville. She graduated from Louisville Manual High School. She worked in Sears Roebuck credit department until the birth of her son in 1961. She had married Robert W. Ausnow in 1956. She later worked from 1965, with Wm. H. King Enterprises and Louisville Downs Harness Track, until 1970 becoming Executive Secretary to Wm. H. King. Leaving that position to move to South Bend, IN, when her husband accepted a transfer in 1976. She and Robert after another couple of moves returned to Jeffersontown to live and they were both Elders and active members of J-town Presbyterian Church for many years. They are now members of Hopewell Presbyterian Church. Survivors include her husband, Robert; son, Mark E. Ausnow; sisters, Nancy C. Richy (Charles), Barbara J. Helton of Mechanicsville, VA; and brother, Joseph W. Travis (Marilyn) of Zionsville, IN; and various nieces and nephews. A memorial service is scheduled for Sunday, October 23, 2016 at Hopewell Presbyterian Church, 13721 New Hopewell Road, Jeffersontown, Kentucky. The service will start at 1:30 PM following church services and luncheon. Joan was cremated and her ashes will be inurned in the Chapel of the Lords Last Supper at Resthaven Memorial Park, 4400 Bardstown Road, Louisville, Kentucky, at a later date.
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