Joann I Kenefick
Joann I. Kenefick, 89, of Atlantic, passed away Friday, February 12, 2016, at Salem Lutheran Home in Elk Horn.
Joann Ilene Watson was born December 16, 1926, the tenth of twelve children to George Mathis and Nellie Mae (Pierce) Watson in Grant, Iowa. She attended school in Centerville and Atlantic, and after graduation attended AIB in Des Moines. On September 29, 1947, she was united in marriage to Edward S. Mullins in Atlantic. Three daughters were born to this union before divorcing in 1958. On May 7, 1960, she married James Oliver Kenefick in Maryville, Missouri. One daughter was born to this union.
Joann worked at the University of Iowa Register's Office in Iowa City. She was employed at Walnut Grove and George Howard Insurance Agency while living in Atlantic. She was a member of the Atlantic Golf and Country Club, Nishna Hills Golf Course, and the Elk's Club in Atlantic. Joann thoroughly enjoyed playing bridge and golf, gardening, sewing, and was an excellent cook.
She is survived by her husband, Jim Kenefick of Atlantic; her daughters, Debbie (Bob) McAllister of Lakewood, Colorado, Suzanne Mullins of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Christine (Dan) Pedersen of Papillion, Nebraska, and Diane (David) Brown of Evans, Georgia; 8 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; her brother, Richard (Gloria) Watson of Carroll, Iowa; her sister, Georgia Shartner of Salem, Oregon; sister-in-law, Betty Watson of Castle Rock, Colorado; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents; and her brothers and sisters, Helen (Dell) Taylor, Dorothy (Cecil) Malone, Cleone (Mac) Penwell, Ron (Betty) Watson, Mae (Willard) Frazell, Morris (Mary) Watson, Max Watson, Joyce (Ron) McConnelee, and Wayne Watson.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date.
Roland Funeral Service is caring for Joann's family and her arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.rolandfuneralservice.com.