JoAnne Marie Ashby entered this life on October 21, 1955 in Oakland, California born to Richard and Ruth Alexander Anderson and went home to be with the Lord on October 23, 2012 in Ada, Oklahoma at the age 57.
JoAnne married Neal Ashby on March 13, 1973 in Greenville, Texas and they moved with their family to Durant in 1979. JoAnne was a faithful member of the Victory Life Church in Durant and she enjoyed reading, collecting antiques, bead work and she dearly loved children. JoAnne was a loving daughter, sister, devoted wife, caring mother and grandmother and friend to many.
JoAnne was preceded in death by her parents Richard and Ruth Anderson and brother, Ricky Anderson.
JoAnne is survived by her husband of 39 plus years Neal Ashby of the home; children Terry Ashby and wife Stacy of Gainesville, Texas, Chris Ashby and wife Holly of Durant, Oklahoma and Kimberly Ansiel of Durant, Oklahoma; grandchildren Geoffrey Ashby, Kirsten Ashby, Sidney Ansiel, Lucas Ashby, Nicholas Ansiel, Zachery Ashby, Colton Burns and Miles Ansiel; siblings Elaine Anderson, Wanda Lewis, Jerry Anderson, Joe Anderson, Bessie Carroll, Rusty Anderson, Elizabeth Stanford and Sharon Bowman.
A celebration of JoAnne’s life will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, October 27, 2012 at Brown’s Funeral Service Chapel. Pastor Lee Armstrong will officiate. Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons Geoffrey Ashby, Lucas Ashby, Nicholas Ashby, Zachery Ashby, Colton Burns and Miles Ansiel and nephews Lee Anderson, Richard Anderson and Danny Anderson. The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home on Friday from 6-8 PM. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.brownsfuneralservice.com.
Services are under the direction of Brown’s Funeral Service, Durant, Oklahoma.