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“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. ...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Bette and Jay Poston - New Athens, IL

“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...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Paul and Jeanine Schmierbach - TN

“Sincerest sympathy to Joanne's family. She was truly a gracious lady. ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Jean Macke - Marissa, IL

“I have many fond memories of Joanne. My sympathy to Gene, Jennifer, Scott, Aaron and their families. ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Karen (Forsythe) Knight - Destin, FL

“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...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Rollie Canning - Marissa

“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. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: beckie lynch - Champaign, IL

“Jennifer, Wayne and Scot - Ken and I send our thoughts and prayers to you on the death of your mother. May God Bless you today, tomorrow and in the...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: sherri wildt - Seminole, FL

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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.