June 7, 2012

(7/16/1972 - 5/20/2012)

Vida Joanne Jones, 39, of Memphis, Missouri, died Sunday, May 20, 2012, at her home in Memphis.

Joanne was born July 16, 1972, in Memphis, Missouri, to James Morey and Jeanette Mary Birchmier Jones.

She grew up in Memphis and attended Scotland County R-1 School. She was an active member of FFA in high school and a graduate of the class of 1991. She attended Indian Hills Community College, Centerville, Iowa and graduated from the Licensed Practical Nursing program in 1993.

She married Randy Tippett on August 15, 1998 at St. John Catholic Church in Memphis. They later divorced.

She was employed at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis, working in the general patient care unit and also in obstetrics. She was a neonatal resuscitation provider. Joanne will be remembered not only as a kind and caring person to her friends but more importantly, as a very kind and caring nurse.

She was a member of St. John Catholic Church in Memphis.

Joanne loved spending time with relatives and friends and especially loved caring for her dog and her father's two dogs.

She is survived by a half-sister, Eileen Kimbrough and her husband, Bob Walker, Aurora, Illinois; a half-brother, Jerry J. Jones and his wife, Brenda, Alexandria, Missouri; two aunts: Ruth Taylor, Hamilton, Illinois; Marjorie Koellner, Milton, Iowa; four uncles: Richard W. Birchmier and his wife, Martha, Centerville, Iowa; Ernest A. Birchmier and his wife, Jean, Cantril, Iowa; Dennis H. Birchmier and his wife, Carol Ann, Bloomfield, Iowa; Walter Jones, Hamilton, Illinois; nieces, nephews, numerous cousins and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents and a half-brother.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 A.M. on Saturday, June 9, 2012, at St. John Catholic Church in Memphis with Father Joseph Hoi officiating. Music will be provided by Joe Fulk, vocalist and accompanied by Teresa Cicela.

Burial of cremains will follow the service in Oakland Cemetery in Hamilton, Illinois. Honorary bearers will be Joyce Abbott, Chrissie Burkhiser, Ashley Drummond, Jennifer Folkner, Shelly Girardin, Judy Kennedy, Mary Jo Kirchner, Teresa Kirchner, Ashley McBee, Jan Meeks, Tina Flores Melchor, Margaret Robeson, Vicki Scott, Tonya Small, Kimberly Starbuck, Brenda Steele, Olivia Steele, Ashley Tharp, Jess Tinkle, and Tammy Wheeler.

A visitation, with family present to greet relatives and friends, will be held on Saturday, June 9th, at Memphis Funeral Home from 9:30 until 10:30 A.M.

Memorials may be made to St. John Catholic Church, Scotland County Hospital - Nursing Unit or the Scotland County Cancer Fund and may be left at the funeral home or mailed to Memphis Funeral Home, 378 South Market Street, Memphis, Missouri 63555.

On line condolences may be made to Joann's family by logging on to mmphisfh@nemr.net. Arrangements are under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home.

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