JoAnne Howard, 82, of Rossville, IL, passed away at 8:28 P.M. Monday August 26, 2019 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. She was born November 19, 1936, in Hoopeston, the daughter of Joseph and Anna (Weston) Beckner. She married John David Howard on September 16, 1956 at the Antioch Church. He preceded her in death.
She is survived by two daughters, Lori Ann (David) Eells of Rossville, IL and Diane Lynn (Brian) Moews of Ogden, IL; one sister, Karyl Gammon of Phoenix, AZ; four grandchildren, Kortney (Matthew) Foreman of Fayetteville, NC, Dani (Nate) Boyer of Rossville, IL, Tony Eells of Rossville, IL, and Cody Eells of Rossville, IL; two great-granddaughters, Jacy and Brynlee Boyer; one nephew, John Isringhausen; and one great-niece, Jill Isringhausen.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Helen Marie Boyer.
JoAnne attended Rossville High School, where she was the head baton majorette. She later worked at various places including, Rossville Packing, Lauhoff, the Rossville Bank, and part-time at the Vermilion County FSA office. She also farmed with her husband and son-in-law. JoAnne was a member of the Rossville United Methodist Church, the Alvin Drainage District Board and was a volunteer for the Red Cross. She was a seamstress and quilter and enjoyed playing the piano and organ.
Per her wishes, she will be cremated, and a visitation will be held 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Thursday September 5, 2019 at the Rossville United Methodist Church 116 Maple St. Rossville, IL. The memorial service will follow the visitation and will begin at 12:00 P.M. Thursday at the church, with Pastor Chris Quick officiating. Burial will follow in Mann’s Chapel in rural Rossville.
Memorials may be made in JoAnne’s honor to the Rossville United Methodist Church 116 Maple St. Rossville, IL 60963.
Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view JoAnne’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.
Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.