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1937 Joanne 2019

JoAnne Easden

March 28, 1937 — December 17, 2019

JoAnne Easden, 82 of Groveland, IL passed away at 4:56 a.m., Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at Pekin Manor.

Funeral Service will be held at 7:00 PM, on Friday, December 27, 2019 at Henderson Funeral Home & Crematory, 2131 Velde Drive, Pekin, IL. A visitation will be held from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm immediately prior to the service. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday January 3, 2019 at Eller Flat Prairie Dell Cemetery in Hemphill County, Texas with Gary Jahnel officiating.  Local arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Canadian.

JoAnne was born to Lloyd and Clara Bell (Freeman) Cole on March 28, 1937 in Canadian, Texas. JoAnne grew up on the family farm southeast of Canadian, Texas that is still owned and loved by her children. After graduating from Canadian High School, she moved and worked in Amarillo, Texas. She later moved to Pekin, Illinois. She married Clifford Easden on June 7, 1978. He survives.  JoAnne retired from the Pekin, IL Post Office as a letter carrier. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Morton, IL. JoAnne was active with the Groveland Library and the Salvation Army. She enjoyed reading, rooting on the Dallas Cowboys and the St Louis Cardinals. Her greatest treasure was her family, and all the time spent with them.

JoAnne is survived by: one daughter, Karen Ramos and husband Daniel of Pekin, IL; one son, Ken Gibson and wife  Morgan of Lakeview, CA; one step daughter, Susan Bowyer and husband Shon of Pekin, IL; eight grandchildren, Valorie Mills and husband Aaron, Daniel Ramos and wife Laura, Adam Ramos and wife Vanessa, Jessica Thomas and husband Nick, Sarah Sollberger and husband Alex, Justin, Kaidin and Cassius Gibson; twelve great grandchildren; Two sister-in-laws, Anna Cole of Sachse, TX and Joan Wallace of Pekin; her dear friend who was like a sister, Lora Davis of Brimfield, IL and one step-sister, Zelda Pendergrass of Amarillo, TX

She was preceded in death by her parents; stepmother Verona Cole; one daughter, Gib Anne; one granddaughter, Taylor Gibson; one stepson, Craig Easden; one brother, Ronald Cole and one stepbrother, Glen Bill Walker.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 900 E Jefferson St, Morton, IL 61550 or The Salvation Army of Tazewell County, 243 Derby St, Pekin, IL 61554.

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Graveside Service

Friday, January 3, 2020

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Eller Flatt-Prairie Dell Cemetery

, Canadian, TX 79014

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