Joanne Marie Schoettner, age 64, of Elkhart, Kansas died April 12, 2011 at her residence in Elkhart, Kansas. She was born May 25, 1946 in Rolla, Missouri the daughter of Rudolph and Dorothy Bolin.
Joanne graduated from Arvada High School in Arvada, Colorado. She worked for the State of Colorado taking care of mentally handicapped children. She moved to Elkhart in 2007 from Montebello, Colorado. During her time in Elkhart, she worked at Nusser Oil as a service station attendant. Joanne enjoyed doing charity work, helping other people and spending time with her family.
Survivors include two sons, Mike Sears and Lois Baker of Elkhart, Kansas, Christopher Palmer and wife Dayna of Smithville, Missouri; one daughter, Michelle Wolfe of Denver, Colorado; two sisters, Becky Aceves, and Sheila Merritt; eight grandchildren, Joshua L. Dean Wolfe, Elizabeth Wolfe, Dallas Palmer, Landan Palmer, Victoria Palmer, Jonah Palmer, Elizabeth Palmer, Nevaeh Palmer.
Joanne is preceded in death by her parents.
Memorial service will be held Monday, April 18, 2011 at 10:00 AM at the First Church of God in Elkhart, Kansas with Reverend Gary Murrell officiating. Memorials may be given to First Church of God in care of Garnand Funeral Home, PO Box 854, Elkhart, KS 67950.