Joann Stanbro, 80 of Strafford, passed away on July 16, 2022.

Joann married her high school sweetheart, Rodney Lee Stanbro, on August 3, 1951, in Lamar, Missouri. After marrying, they moved to Springfield where Rodney attended Central Bible Institute. Even while going to Bible school, they began serving in pastoral ministry and pastored Assemblies of God churches for fifty years before retiring. She has a bachelor’s degree in music and served in that capacity both in ministry and public/private sectors, and is an accomplished musician, having played the accordion, piano, and organ. Joann never stopped ministering for the Lord until the day she left this earth.

Joann is survived by her three daughters, Marquita and Don Blansit, Republic, Missouri; Sherri and Craig Buck, Joy and Bruce Clegg, both of Nixa. Joann was Mammaw to seven grandchildren, and their spouses, Chad and Tosha Blansit, RaChelle and Jason Iles, both of Republic; Mikaela and Jeremy Tjarks, Austin, Texas; Nathan and Kari Buck, Tulsa, Oklahoma; Jenna and Mike Dail; Jaelyn and Bryce Hartley, both of Springfield; and Jace Rakestraw, serving in the US Navy. Joann also has nine great grandchildren, Moriah and Cody Lewis, Lynchburg, Virginia; Camryn and Cole Iles; Makhai, Maddux, and Malec Blansit, Republic; Waverly and Shepherd Buck, and one on the way, Tulsa; and Delilah Dail of Fairhope, Alabama. Joann is survived by her only sister, Jerry and Venda Hanley, their children, and a host of many dearly loved extended family members.

Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Tuesday, July 19, Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

Visitation will be from 9:30 until service time on Tuesday. Burial will follow the service at 12:30 Tuesday in Moorehead Cemetery, Lamar, Missouri.

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