Joanne Phyllis Moore, daughter of Clarence and Hulda Grundmeier was born October 20, 1927 in Ute, Monona County, Iowa. Her childhood home was Manning, Iowa where she grew to maturity.
Joanne married Charles Gale Moore on December 28, 1945. The resided on the family farm Southwest of Manning and four children were born to them, Jacquelynn, Charles, Gregory and Christi Jo.
Joanne and Gale farmed the home farm near Botna and owned a fertilizer business in Manning, Iowa. Throughout her life she enjoyed traveling, sewing, crocheting and time with her family.
In the 1970’s and 80’s they wintered in South Texas and Arizona. In 1991 they established a home in Yuma, Arizona where her husband Gale passed away 10 November 2008. Joanne continued to live in Yuma until 2013 when she moved to Kent, Washington to live with her daughter Jackie and husband Butch Spieker. In 2016 Joanne began traveling to Sun City, Arizona for a few months in the spring and in the fall to live with her son Chuck Moore and wife Jan. She always told her friends that she had the best of both worlds as she traveled between her children’s households. She was a true blessing to her children and their families and also maintained many long term friendships in both communities in which she resided.
In 2013 she became a Pink Sister breast cancer survivor. Joanne had been in excellent health until the last week of her life. On March 16, 2020 Joanne suffered major heart failure and passed away at Abrazo Arrowhead Hospital in Glendale, Arizona. Her cremains will be interred with her husband in the Manning City Cemetery in Manning, Iowa.
Joanne was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Gale and their two children Gregory and Christi Jo, also by all of her sisters, brothers, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.
Survivors include her daughter Jackie Spieker and her husband Butch of Kent, Washington and her son Chuck Moore and his wife Jan of Sun City, Arizona. Five grandsons, seventeen great grandchildren, and four great great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.