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Visitation with Family Present

Beatty Funeral Home Washington
Monday January 27th, 2020
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Memorial Celebration of Life

Tuesday January 28th, 2020

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JoAnn Brown

JoAnn Brown, 61, of Washington, IA passed away at her home Monday, January 20, 2020, following a short battle with cancer, surrounded by her loving family. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at First Baptist Church in Washington. The family will greet friends Monday, January 27, from 4 – 7 PM at the Beatty Funeral Home in Washington. A memorial fund has been established for Hospice of Washington County.

JoAnn Brown was born February 20, 1958 in Springfield, IL., the daughter of James and Mary (Cumby) Daringer. She spent her first 30 years living in Illinois where she married Timothy Brown on March 31, 1989 in Decatur IL. She spent 30 years working with the mentally challenged. In her spare time, she loved to travel, visiting 30 states and 15 Islands. She attended the First Baptist Church in Washington.

JoAnn is survived by her husband Timothy; four children: Dawn Milam of North Liberty, Amanda (Aaron) Jones of North Liberty, Travis Hartman of Des Moines, Jennifer Hartman of Washington; fur babies sparky and skippy; 7 grandchildren: Elijah, Spencer, Jazmine, Kate, Logan, Landon, and Gage; five siblings: Pat (Tom) Root of Lincoln, IL, Donna (Herman) Giles of Lawrenceburg, TN, Debbie Daringer of Lincoln, IL, James Daringer of Bloomington, IL, and Ralph (Tara) Daringer of Washington, IL, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

JoAnn was preceded in death by her parents, and her grandmother Faye Gilker, nephew Fred P. McCarty and best friend Carol Callahan.

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Laura and I are so sad and sending our love and condolences to each of you as you travel this journey in life without Joann. She has a powerful and beautiful spirit and that will live in our hearts forever. We will miss her so much. Each cruise will will raise a toast to her because I know she would have been there if she could have stayed longer. Thankful for our last cruise and the love we've had over the years.

Dolores Carnosa Jan 28 2020 12:00 AM

I met Joann when I started working for Orchard Hill/Rescare shortly after buying a home & moving here to Washington. Joann ended up being my very closest friend during my years here. She has Always been there for me in my times of need & vise versa. I am going to miss her so much. Especially when my dogs lick me out of my car at the Vet office . I feel very very blessed to have had her in my friend circle. My thoughts & prayers are with her family & their families. May God Bless you all.

Kimberly Sue Benscoter-Hemm Jan 28 2020 12:00 AM

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Kim Hemm Jan 28 2020 12:00 AM

So sadden to hear of JoAnns passing. She was loved dearly. I will miss her.

Denise Schrader Jan 25 2020 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for the loss of our Aunt JoAnn. She was a beautiful person and loved her family so much. You are all in our thoughts and prayers and may God comfort you all during this difficult time. She will be missed my many. Hang on to all the memories you have with her. Love and Hugs

Kathy and James Lear, Decatur ,IL Jan 21 2020 12:00 AM

My condolences to you all Joann is cruising on her ocean liner with the wind in her hair and a smile on her face Rest in peace Joann

Kim Thomas Jan 21 2020 12:00 AM

Joann was a very special person to me, and she loved her family dearly. I will certainly miss her. Thinking of you all during this time. Jennifer & Steve Flack

Jennifer & Steve Flack Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for your loss. We will continue to pray for strength and comfort for your family.Jared and Laura Jones

Jared and Laura Jones Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM