JoAnn (Smith) Taylor, 84, of Stewartsville, MO., passed away on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at her daughter’s home in Stanberry, Mo.
Funeral Service will be held at Turner Family Funeral Home in Stewartsville on Thursday, January 13, 2022 at noon.
Christian Burial will follow at Ashland Cemetery in St. Joseph, Mo.
Visitation will be held at Turner Family Funeral Home in Stewartsville where the family will receive friends on Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m.
JoAnn was born in St. Joseph, Mo., to Carroll W. and Helen W. (Palmes) Smith on November 8, 1937.
Graduating High School in 1955, she went on to her Collegiate education, excelling in Fine Arts and Teaching.
JoAnn worked for many years at the Hoof and Horn restaurant in St. Joseph.
She was a very generous and loving person,volunteering at the Second Harvest food distribution center and at the Wyatt Park Christian Church’s Jacob’s Closet.
JoAnn attended the Hyde Park Four Square Church, Word of Life Church, and Wyatt Park Christian Church.
She loved her family, the Kansas City Chiefs, going to Branson and traveling with her friends, taking cruises, and especially camping trips with the grandchildren.
JoAnn was always busy, and a tireless caretaker, always wanting to help others in need.
She is survived by her daughter Sheryl (Dewayne) Jones of Stanberry, Mo., sisters, Nancy Leighton, Sheila Bittiker, brothers, Barry (Linda) Stone, Roger (Terry) Stone, grandchildren, Anthony (Cassie) Jones, Christine (Klayton) Jones-Book, great grandchildren, Christian, Victoria, Presley, Memphis, Royal, Tiger, many other friends and relatives.
JoAnn was preceded in death by her parents, beloved husband Bruce, brother, Richard Smith, sister, Carolyn Ross, and her grandparents, Elsie and Corwin Palmes.
Memorials in JoAnn’s honor may be made to the Second Harvest Food Bank in care of Turner Family Funeral Home, Box 350, Maysville, Mo. 64469.
Online Condolences: www.turnerfamilyfuneral.com