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JoAnne Goodwin Elmore

JoAnne Goodwin Elmore, 87, Palmyra, Mo., went home to be with her Jesus at 4:18 a.m.  on Nov. 27, 2022, at her home surrounded by family and friends.

JoAnne was born on Dec. 16, 1934, in Hannibal Mo., to Clarence (Tuffy) Goodwin and Maude (Epley) Boleach.

JoAnne Goodwin Elmore

Survivors include two daughters, Christine Eversole, Hannibal; and Diane Sublette, Palmyra; two stepsons, Al Moss (Tracy), Palmyra; and Robert Moss (Marsha), Monroe City, Mo.; one sister, Teresa Nett (Lori), Hannibal; and three brothers, Clarence (Bud) Goodwin (Jeannie), Quincy; Bill Goodwin (Judy), Buckley, Wash.; and Danny Goodwin (Denise), Perry, Mo.; 11 grandchildren, James Gottman (Dawn), Centralia, Mo.; Ali Howell, Hannibal; Sonny Smith, Center, Mo.; Kimberly Gottman, Hannibal; Travis Arch (Jill), Palmyra; Kristen Camp (Joe), Palmyra; Kelli Arch (Lance), Hannibal; Amy Krigbaum, Quincy; Amber Wilson, Hannibal; Zack Todd, Hannibal; and Aaron Arch, Palmyra; 21 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Mike Todd, Hannibal; one sister, Bonnie Flynn, Hannibal; one uncle, John Epley, Kansas City; and one niece, Debbie Howell, Quincy.

JoAnne was a Christian by faith and faithfully attended First Assembly of God Church in Palmyra. She enjoyed the old hymns with the “Old Rugged Cross” being one of her favorites. 

JoAnne loved her family very much, always enjoying family gatherings and spending quality time with any of her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren or great-great-grandchildren. She was a lifelong St. Louis Cardinal fan with Albert Pujols being her all-time favorite player. 

She worked as a waitress to support her children early in life. Later, she became a certified nurse’s aide, working at Shady Lawn Lodge in Hannibal, and then Maple Lawn Nursing Home in Palmyra, retiring after 32 years of service to the elderly of our area. 

JoAnne was a very special lady and will be greatly missed by her family, and by everyone who knew her.

Family and friends are invited to a graveside service to be held at 1 p.m., on Tuesday Nov. 29, at Grand View Funeral Home and Burial Park in Hannibal. Pastor Mike Rickman will officiate.

Pall bearers will be her great-grandsons, Levi Camp, Collin Arch, Ross Arch, Dallas Huff, Torin Smith, Triston Smith, Caden Friedlein and Preston Koeller.

Memorials can be made to First Assembly of God Church, Palmyra.

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