Joann Carol Griffey, 80, of Pleasant Hill, was born on Thursday, August 27, 1931 in Crescent City, California, daughter of George and Leona Cuba (Crawford) Leishman. She was the 11th of 13 children. She departed this life at 10:28 a.m. on Friday, February 24, 2012 at her home surrounded with love and family.
She was supervisor of housekeeping at John Knox Village for many years. She was a member of Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #5789, Lee's Summit.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Joann is survived by two daughters Becky (and Bob) Ross of Pleasant Hill and Pamela Davis of Sacramento, California; five grandchildren Tami (and Scott) Todd, Tina (and Mike) Fatino, and Travis (and Laura) Ross, all of Pleasant Hill, Katie Richcreek of East Lynne, and Billy Davis of Sacramento; 12 great grandchildren; three sisters Mary Lou Powers of McKinleyville, California, Pat Spore of Klamath Falls, Oregon, and Frances Shepherd of Keizer, Oregon; other relatives and many friends.
Cremation has been accorded. Graveside services and inurnment will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, 2012, at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Mr. Scott Todd will officiate and Mr. Corey Todd will render the song Hallelujah.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Midwest Hospice and may be sent in care of the funeral home.