Joanne M. Boone, 83, of Mason City, IA, died Thursday, April 13, 2017, at Good Shepherd Health Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at St. James Lutheran Church, 1148 4th Street SE, with Pastor Jeni Bohls and Eric Hoefer officiating. Interment will take place in Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Avenue. Memorials may be directed to the Joanne Boone memorial fund in care of the family.
Joanne was born April 28, 1933, in Mason City, the daughter of John and Rita (Moore) Keenan. Following her mother’s death shortly after her first birthday, Joanne was blessed with a wonderful mother, Edna (Ashburn) Keenan, when her father remarried. Joanne graduated from Mason City High School in 1951. On August 18, 1953, she was united in marriage to Lloyd Boone at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Rockwell, IA. Joanne was a homemaker and also worked as a unit clerk at Mercy Hospital until her retirement in 1993. Joanne enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. In her youth, she enjoyed fishing and hunting with her father, helping with her brother Tom, 14 years younger, and playing the Clarinet throughout her school years. In her adult years, she enjoyed BINGO, bowling league, card club, and helping Lloyd with his many Babe Ruth baseball leagues. After retirement, Joanne and Lloyd spent many winters in Texas and traveled the United States in their “mini winnie”. She was a member of St. James Lutheran Church.
Joanne is survived by her husband of 63 years: Lloyd Boone of Mason City; 2 daughters: Barbara Adams and husband Mike of Humboldt, IA and Linda Boone of Forest City, IA; 3 grandchildren: Tamara Gieber and husband Chris of Humboldt, Miranda Jones and husband Allen of Fullerton, CA, and Trent Adams and wife Sarah of Mason City; 2 great-grandchildren: Kayla Gieber and Bella Jones; and sister-in-law: Mary Jo Keenan of Clear Lake, IA.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother: Thomas Keenan; niece: Kimberly Keenan McLaughlin; and mother & father-in-law: Roy and Frances Boone.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
5:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)
Major Erickson Funeral Home