Joanna May LaChance of Sullivan, Missouri was born on November 4, 1925 in Bonne Terre, Missouri to Earl and Libbie (Hubbard) Jinkerson and passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at the age of 94 years.
She married Robert LaChance in 1953.
They moved to Sullivan, Missouri in 1958 and built their home on East Street, where they lived the rest of their married life.
After her children were grown, Joanna returned to school and completed her education. She worked as a dietician at the Sullivan Hospital for 10 years. She had many hobbies, including embroidery, sewing quilts, bingo and playing cards with friends. The family enjoyed many years of fishing and entertaining friends on the river at the family cabin.
Joanna was an active member of the Sullivan Eagles, a charter member of the Sullivan VFW and a member of Grace United Methodist Church. Up until her passing, she still enjoyed playing bingo and taking day trips to gamble.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert LaChance; parents, Earl and Lillie Jinkerson; two brothers, Bob Jinkerson and Donald Jinkerson; two sisters, Peggy Hanson and June Wigger; and three sons-in-law, Donnie Harmon, Sherman Gann and Bill Splittorff.
She is survived by three daughters, Rita Moon and husband Leroy of Sullivan, Missouri, Linda Gann of Pacific, Missouri and Mary Ann Splittorff of Bourbon, Missouri; four grandchildren, Donna LaPorte of Sullivan, Missouri, Rob Harmon and wife KayCee of Casper, Wyoming, Jodi Cloninger and husband Kevin of Chesterfield, Missouri and Lauren Gann of St. Louis, Missouri; six great grandchildren, Rebecca Guylon, Christopher LaPorte, Kimee Harmon, Melissa Harmon and Drew and Ryan Cloninger; five great great grandchildren, Kollin, Kyrstin, Kegan, Kylie and Brayden; other relatives and friends.
Visitation as held from 12:30-2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
Interment followed in the Bourbon Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Sullivan, Missouri.