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Joan M. Linsenmeyer

Joan Marie Linsenmeyer, 81, of Blue Springs passed away on Jan. 2, 2018. She was born on April 23, 1936 to Marlow and Helen (Retchless) Pearl. Joan attended Wymore High School and worked at the Wymore doctor's office, where she met her future husband. She married Donald Wayne Linsenmeyer on Feb. 12, 1956. Two daughters were born to this union - Cynthia and Rebecca.

Don and Joan took over his family farm, where they spent the remainder of their married years. Along with helping on the farm and raising the livestock, she loved to plant a big garden and canned everything she grew. She was a wonderful cook and was always singing while she cooked. She even cooked for her many cats. She also loved to sew and square dance, and there were always board games and cards being played, especially in the winter. She especially loved spending time with her family and grandchildren, and they loved their “JoJo.” Joan also sold Avon for many years, and her final employment was at the Good Samaritan Center in Wymore.

Survivors include her two daughters, Cynthia Joan Linsenmeyer of Beatrice and Rebecca Sue Beekman and husband, Tom, of Farwell, Texas; her grandchildren, Amanda Bernal and husband, Chris, of Texico, N.M. and Nicholas Beekman, of Texico, N.M.; her great-grandchildren, including Destiny (Bernal) Penrod and husband, Wes, Nalani, Derrick, Rebecca Bernal and Patrick Beekman Marah; her great-great-grandchildren, including Brody and Adalynn Penrod. Joan was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Don; and her parents.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Laughlin-Hoevet Funeral Home in Wymore. Burial will be at the Blue Springs Cemetery. The body will lay in state on Friday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Blue Springs Cemetery, with Laughlin-Hoevet Funeral Home in charge. Sign Joan's online register book and view her video tribute at www.ghchapel.com.

These services have been entrusted to the Laughlin-Hoevet Funeral Home in Wymore.

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