Joan McNelly Teckman, 1929-2020

Joan TeckmanMiami University and the Oxford community are saddened to learn the passing of Joan McNelly Teckman (1929-2020). Joan was the daughter of Walter and Freda McNelly, Oxford, Ohio, wife of Dr. Charles Teckman, Miami Class of 1951 and sister of Nancy Koutzen.

A proud graduate of McGuffey High School and Miami University, Class of 1950, Joan went on to complete a Master of Nursing with a Registered Nurse license in 1953 at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. She was also one of the early nurses to complete the Specialist Degree, Family Nurse Practitioner at Indiana University in 1978. Joan was employed over her lifetime as a professor of nursing at Miami University 1969-80, Indiana University 1979-81, and the University of Cincinnati 1982-90.

Joan is survived by Charles, her high school sweetheart and husband of 69 years. She was the beloved mother of four children and a grandmother and great grandmother. She is also survived by her sister, Nancy Koutzen and sister-in-law Joan Haskins.
Joan was recognized over her lifetime as a dedicated contributor to people and society. An avid collector of McGuffey memorabilia, Joan was for many years a loyal volunteer at McGuffey House and Museum. Her love of history, education, family and community endeared her to many people far and wide. Above all was the devotion she and Charles shared for one another.