JoAnn Garr, 70, Brookfield, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at her home.

JoAnn Garr, 70, Brookfield, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at her home.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at Park Baptist Church with Rev. David Blakely officiating. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at Rhodes Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 6-8 that evening. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Memorials to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Park Baptist Church, or Petska Cancer Fund may be left at or mailed to the funeral home at 216 Linn St., Brookfield, Mo. 64628. Online condolences may be left at
JoAnn was born October 2, 1943, in Glendale, Calif., daughter of Clarence and Beulah (Elliott) Farris. On January 5, 1969, she was united in marriage to Robert Wayne Garr, Sr., at Mendon Methodist Church.
She lived in the Marceline and Brookfield areas. She had worked at Whitaker Cable, Brookfield, Brookfield Nursing Center, and Walsworth Publishing Company for 17 1/2 years before retiring in 2007. She was a member of Park Baptist Church and Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 4557.
Survivors include her husband, Bob Garr, of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Jeff Baker, Brookfield; one son and daughter-in-law, Robby and Tish Garr, Brookfield; grandchildren, Blaine, Tyson, Ryan, Dannie and Zachary Bartlett, Allison Baker, Chandler, Garrett, Avery and November Garr; one great-grandson, Mason Bartlett; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Penny Stephenson, Holt, and Patty and Donnie Barton, Dayton, Texas; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Roger and Cathy Farris, Trenton, and Donnie Farris, Brookfield; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Judy Garr, Ronnie and Lene Garr and Dick and Jeanette Garr.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents; her parents; three children, Larry Joe, Deborah Sue and Kevin Yates; a brother, Ronnie Farris; nieces; nephews; cousins; and others.