JoAnn WhiteJuly 30th, 2020
JoAnn White, 81, of Jefferson City, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, surrounded by her family. She was born on September 18, 1938,in Springfield, Illinois, a daughter of the late Carl and Dama (Thomas) Williams. She was united in marriage to James W. White Jr., September 19, 1956, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. JoAnn was a loving wife and mother and for many years she devoted her time to that of homemaker. She worked at Charles E. Still and St. Mary's Hospitals as a nurse's aid and was a compassionate caregiver. JoAnn enjoyed bowling, dancing, country music, singing and yorkies. Most of all, she treasured the memories created with her husband, children and grandchildren. She is survived by her husband of 63 years: James W. White Jr.; children: James "Doug" White (Mary Denise), Vicki Kitchen, Carla Siebeneck (Stephen), Tammy Hoover (Eugene); sister: Helen Williams; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one on the way. JoAnn was preceded in death by her brothers: Raymond and Charles Williams; and son-in-law: Alan Kitchen. Family and Friends will be received from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 31, 2020, at Houser-Millard Funeral Directors. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Frank Whitney officiating. Interment will follow in Riverview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that expressions of sympathy be made to the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), 1401 South Clark St., Ste. 730, Arlington, Virginia 22202. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 West Main Street, Jefferson City, Missouri 65109 (573) 636-3838. Condolences may be left online for the family at www.millardfamilychapels.com.