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JoAnn Fairley

July 21, 1937 January 21, 2019
JoAnn Fairley
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Obituary for JoAnn Fairley

JoAnn Fairley, 81, of Altamont died at 1:38 p.m., Monday, January 21, 2019 at Lutheran Care Center, Altamont.

A memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, January 24, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church, Altamont, with Rev. Paige Campbell officiating. Visitation will be for 2 hours prior to service time at the church. Burial will be at a later date at Arborcrest Memorial Park, rural Effingham. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church or Lutheran Care Center. Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont is assisting the family with arrangements.

JoAnn was born on Wednesday, July 21, 1937 in Alburnett, Iowa to John Richard and Helen Marie (Hruby) Timms. She married Dallas Fairley on June 9, 1956 in Marion, Iowa. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Altamont, where she was a choir member. She eventually received her bachelor’s degree before retiring after 38 years with Contel Corporation and returning to Altamont. Also, a member of the Mixmasters Bridge Club, St. Elmo Bridge Club and Afternoon Ladies Bridge Club, Fine Line Investors, and Altamont Garden Club.

She is survived by; her husband of over 62 years, Dallas Fairley of Altamont; daughters, Deborah Ann Schoenhoff and husband Gerald of Brownstown and Kathryn Jo Ruff and husband David of Altamont; sisters, Betty Jean Matheny of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Rose Marie Shepard and husband Donald of Houston, Texas and Mary Louise Welch of Waco, Texas; grandchildren, Mitchell Ruff, Justin Wagemann, Brianna Schoenhoff, Adam (Brittney) Mette, Angelisa Schoenhoff, and Bethany Schoenhoff; great grandchildren, Kyleigh Brown, Abby Mette, and Bostyn Mette.

JoAnn was preceded in death by; her parents, and 2 children at birth; son, Robert Charles Fairley, daughter, Brenda Christine Fairley, a brother, Johnny Timms, in infancy, brothers-in-law, Richard Matheny and Jeffrey Welch.


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Visitation

Thursday

24

Jan

5:00 PM 1/24/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1/24/2019 7:00:00 PM
First United Methodist Church

308 North Second Street
Altamont, IL 62411

First United Methodist Church
308 North Second Street Altamont 62411 IL
United States

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First United Methodist Church

308 North Second Street
Altamont, IL 62411

Lutheran Care Center

702 West Cumberland Road
Altamont, IL 62411
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