Betty JoAnn Emmons, 82, of Cape Girardeau passed away Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 at her home.

She was born May 7, 1933 in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Alvin and Bertha Siebert Hoffmeister.

JoAnn was a member of the last class to graduate from the Central High School when it was in the old Schultz school building.  She worked as a nurse’s aid through-out her life and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape.  In her later years she was a baby sitter and took great pride in spoiling her grandchildren.

Loving survivors include a son Steven Emmons (Laura) of Marble Hill, a brother Bill Hoffmeister (Julia) of Cape.

Also surviving are are four grandchildren Troy, Abby, Gabriel and Chelsea and two great-grandchildren Nicholas and Colton.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Ervin and Leonard Hoffmeister, a sister Dorothy Woodward and a daughter Jennifer Scaggs.

Friends may call Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.

A memorial service will be Wed. Jan. 27, at 7:00 pm, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Douglas Breite officiating.

Interment will be in Cape County Memorial Park in Cape Girardeau on Thursday, Jan. 28 at 9:00 am.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to: Trinity Lutheran Church or Saxony High School.

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  1. Tina Hecke

    I will always remember JoAnn (Betty Jo as I called her) with a smile on her face and a great disposition. I know she will truly be missed by her family and friends. Prayers that God will be with you all at this time.

  2. Bill and Janice Unger

    Joanne worked for me at the Lutheran Home. Great lady. I would be at the visitation but we are out of town. Heartfelt sympathy . Janice Unger

  3. Michelle

    I’m so sorry for your loss, and send my condolences. This is one of the hardest times in a family’s life, always know that others care. Most important God cares. He has promised a time when he will “swallow up death forever and he will wipe the tears from all faces.” (Isaiah 25:8) Praying for your family, and praying you will find comfort in this promise.

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