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Obituary for Joan "JoAnn" Thompson

Joan "JoAnn" Thompson
Joan(JoAnn) Marie Thompson, 83, of Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin got her wings on December 6, 2017 at Hospice House in Pleasant Prairie. Joan was born December 9, 1933 in Leeper, Missouri, the daughter of the late Raymond and Clarice (Jahr) Perkins.
On June 7, 1952, she married Elvin Thompson and to this union 2 children were born. She later married Ben F. Meador (deceased 2004) on March 7, 1976 in Silva, Mo. She spent 10 years with Glenn Westfall from 1988 to 1998 in Middleburg, Florida, until his death.
She is survived by her children, Robin (Lyn) Thompson, grandchildren Andrew and Rebecca Thompson of Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, Christine Ann Thompson of Piedmont, grandchildren Tommy Weber, Jessica Brady, Bobby Brady, Jane Kever, and 3 great-grandchildren, Wayne Herrin Jr., Trinity Kever, and Michael Kever Jr.
Mom was devoted to her animals, her dogs and cats brought her great joy and she treated them as if they were human. She loved fishing, scratch-off lottery tickets, yard sales, volunteering at the nursing home, the Elks and Moose lodges, and the VFW. Mom liked to have a good time and enjoyed clog dancing, attending holiday parties and cooking big holiday dinners for her family, while teaching her kids and grandkids how to make some of her favorite recipes. She really loved to prank her kids and grandkids into eating foods that they didn’t like. She’d add the ingredient that they didn’t like to things that they liked, disguising it. Then, she’d ask how it was and laughingly reveal what was in it. That’s how she got me and my brother to eat a lot of things growing up. That, and pretending to eat it herself.
Mom was a member of Women of the Moose #2020, the Elks Women’s Auxiliary BPOE #1892, and a lifetime member of the VFW Post 1988.
From as far back as I can remember, Mom loved to fish. She took great pride in almost ALWAYS catching the 1st, the biggest, and the most. She had a knack for freshwater fishing and went as often as she could. She could catch fish after fish on just one worm, using it until it practically disintegrated. In the meantime, no one else could even get a bite on a full worm. Deep sea fishing was also a favorite. Going out 40 miles from shore and just floating around, relaxing, waiting for the next nibble while she sunned herself. That was her paradise.
Mom loved animals and always had at least 1. She had lots of dogs and cats over the years, but the ones that really stand out are some of the most recent. A gray tabby cat named Dolly and a beagle/bulldog mix named Tootsie (Tootsie Roll, as her grandkids named her). They all meant the world to her, just like they were her children.
All of her life she was devoted to serving others. She always put everyone and her pets first before herself. She worked as a visiting caseworker for the Missouri Department of Social Services, making sure shut-ins got the help that they needed, in Piedmont for about 11 years and worked as a secretary for Davis Insurance on Main Street in the early ‘70’s. She moved to Florida in 1976 where she worked for the Clay County School Board at the bus barn making school bus schedules for all the schools in Clay County. She went from there to the recording department at the Clay County Courthouse as a Deputy Clerk, where she served for 9 years and 9 months. All the while she was working, she went to real estate school and got her license and worked as an agent for such real estate companies as Century 21 Realty, Strout Realty, and Watson Realty until she retired at age 76. As you can see, she wore many hats in her lifetime, but being Mom was her most favorite hat.
Mom never met a stranger and was loved by everyone who ever crossed her path. I hope that I can become even half the person that she was. I know that she is in a better place, I can almost see and hear her singing and dancing her way around heaven.

Visitation was held Saturday, December 16, from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Ruegg Funeral Home at Piedmont. Funeral services began at 12:00 p.m. also at the Piedmont Chapel. Burial immediately followed at Masonic Cemetery in Piedmont. Pastor Pete Ruble ministered to the family. Lisa Wallace gave the eulogy.
Brad Thompson, Braden Thompson, Jim Anderson, Bobby Brady, Michael Kever, and John Wilson served as pallbearers.Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhomes.com.
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