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Joan Lavon Roush

Joan Lavon Roush, nee Stephens, 85, of Columbia, IL, died May 6, 2018, in Waterloo, IL. She was born January 9, 1933, in Monette, Arkansas.

She is survived by her husband Don Roush; daughter Lisa (Shawn) Roush Morse; sister Maxine Hinson; nieces; nephews; and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her parents Thomas & Hattie (nee Byrn) Stephens, sisters, & brothers.

Joan was a member of First Baptist Church-Columbia, Mehlville Retired Teachers Association, Missouri State Retired Teachers Association, & National Education Association.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
First Baptist Church - Columbia

4 PM to 8 PM Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at Quernheim Funeral Home
10 AM Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Quernheim Funeral Home in Waterloo, IL
Rev. Jonathan Peters officiating
Interment at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo, IL

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Jo was the sweetest woman. We were truly blessed to know her. Both Michael and I are out of town and will not be able to attend either services. Please accept our deepest sympathy. May God be with you during this trying time.

Michael and Joy Wellman May 8 2018 12:00 AM

Don and Lisa, You are in my prayers. Joan was a wonderful person.

Robin Hopewell MacLaughlin May 8 2018 12:00 AM

Jo was an outstanding school teacher. She touched so many lives throughout her teaching career. She was a blessing to so many students with her care and compassion

Carol Stough May 8 2018 12:00 AM

An Elegance and Simplicity Standing Spray was ordered on May 7, 2018

Expression of Sympathy May 7 2018 12:00 AM

Dear Roush Family. We are so sorry for you loss. Heaven gained another angel. Our prayers and blessings to you all as you navigate this loss. Jim and Janice Panus

Jim and Janice Panus May 7 2018 12:00 AM

A Balance Easel Spray was sent on May 7, 2018

Lisa & Shawn Morse and Family you are all in our thoughts and prayers. May the love of God and the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ bless and console you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen -Jon & Steph Sherrell

Expression of Sympathy May 7 2018 12:00 AM

A Garden Path Vase was sent on May 7, 2018

To be called Joan means that you will find that many people will be influenced by your good nature. Many sincere condolences. With Lots of Love, Eric Gordon & Danielle Kellar

Expression of Sympathy May 7 2018 12:00 AM