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JoAnn F (Jenn) Murdock

September 22, 1949 — February 12, 2024



JoAnn F. Murdock, 74, of rural Riverside, passed from this life on Monday, February 12, 2024, at her home. Per her wishes, her body will be cremated, and no service will be held. A celebration of JoAnn’s life will be held on Sunday, March 10, 2024, from 1 – 4 PM at the Riverside VFW Post 6414, Riverside, Iowa.  A general memorial fund has been established. The Beatty Peterseim Funeral Home is assisting the family.

JoAnn F. (Jenn) Murdock was born August 22, 1949, in Iowa City, the daughter of Joseph and Rita Mary (Ruth) Jenn. She graduated from Regina High School in 1967. She worked at the University of Iowa in the Otolaryngology Department and later in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She was united in marriage to John Greenwood on June 18, 2000. JoAnn enjoyed shopping, going to the casino, playing bridge, collecting antique perfume bottles, and attending her grandson’s sporting events.

Survivors include her husband John; daughter Melissa (Todd) Thomas; grandsons: Caleb and Jarron; two step-daughters: Shannon (Scott) Arendsen and children Anthony, Rose and Wyatt, and Sarah (Quentin) Brock; six sisters: Eileen Falls, Anita Norman (Ben), Joyce Roper (Ralph), Donna Arthur (Randy), Linda Beeler (Allen), Mary Kay Hora (Tom),  two brothers: Tom Jenn (Diane), Steve Jenn (Chris), two brothers-in-law, Bill Fortune, and Jerry Murphy; sister-in-law Judy Newsom; special friend Nancy Horrell; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding JoAnn in death were her parents, her sisters Kathy Fortune and Beth Murphy, brother-in-law Bob Falls, nephew Jeremy Jenn, niece Angela Roper and great-nephew Colton Allen.

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