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Joanne Werner

Joanne Werner

Joanne, nee McGough, Werner, 87, of Marissa, IL; born on August 14, 1929 in Marissa, IL; passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Washington County Hospital in Nashville, IL.

Joanne had many interests. She was a homemaker who loved designing, planning, remodeling and decorating the four homes in which she and Gene lived in Marissa. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and needlework. She was passionate about trees and preserving natural green spaces and she also enjoyed the game of golf.

She was preceded in death by her parents – John and Bert, nee Lehman, McGough.

She is survived by her husband of 69 years Gene L. Werner who she married on November 27, 1947 in Marissa, IL. Her children – Jennifer (Wayne) Politsch of Alton, IL; Scott (Dianna McClughen) Werner of Mahmomet, IL. Her grandson – Aaron Werner of Mahomet, IL.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the memory care nursing staff at Friendship Manor Nursing Home and the medical staff of Washington County Hospital.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

Memorials may be made to Habitat for Humanity or the National Alzheimer’s Association.

In accordance with Joanne’s wishes cremation will be held with private graveside services to follow.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Administrator says:

    Godspeed joanne.. you will always be forever in my heart. my deepest sympathy for her family..she was quite a special lady, one I will never forget.

    Posted by: beckie lynch – Champaign, IL – Family Friend Aug 13, 2017

  2. Administrator says:

    Dear Gene and Family,
    I was very sorry to learn of Joanne passing. I remember her as a very pretty lady. She was always so well dressed and a real lady. By the photo on this web site she was that pretty lady I remember all her life. I recall the two of you being a part of my mothers Sunday School young couples class. I know she thought a lot of both of you. You certainly have my deepest sympathy.

    Posted by: Rollie Canning – Marissa Aug 13, 2017

  3. Administrator says:

    I have many fond memories of Joanne. My sympathy to Gene, Jennifer, Scott, Aaron and their families.

    Posted by: Karen (Forsythe) Knight – Destin, FL – Family Friend Aug 14, 2017

  4. Administrator says:

    Sincerest sympathy to Joanne’s family. She was truly a gracious lady.

    Posted by: Jean Macke – Marissa, IL – Family Friend Aug 14, 2017

  5. Administrator says:

    Just as others have commented, she was a true lady in every sense of the word. She was beautiful inside and out. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.
    May God comfort and give you peace at this time.

    Posted by: Paul and Jeanine Schmierbach – Strawberry Plains, TN – Friend Aug 15, 2017

  6. Administrator says:

    Jennifer and family I was saddened to hear of your loss You and your family have always been so special to me and I hold you close in my heart. Your mom was always
    So kind to me I still make the ice cream pie she made and my granddaughter knows how to make it too. So many grand memories. Please all of you take care you’re in my prayers. Would love to have a long visit one day. Love Bette Fay

    Posted by: Bette and Jay Poston – New Athens, IL Aug 18, 2017

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