Joan North

Joan Fay North of Rolla, formerly of Festus and Ste. Genevieve, died on Friday, January 25, 2019, at her home. She was 83 years old.

She was born April 7, 1935 in Festus, a daughter of the late Anna L. (Davidson) and Hugh C. Reed.

She is survived by one son, Stephen North and his wife Joann of Barnhart; two daughters, Sharon Scherer of St. Louis, Sandra J. Potere and her husband Ed of Rolla; three grandchildren, Kristine Parisi and her husband Joe, Tonia Scherer, Robert J. North and his wife Ashtyn; two great-grandchildren, Avery North, Reece Parisi; special niece Carma Howard of Festus; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert A. “Bob” North; and 10 brothers and sisters.

She was a Festus High School graduate and a retired L.P.N. from the old Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Crystal City, St. Luke’s Hospital in St. Louis and Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital in Ste. Genevieve.

Services were private. Vinyard Funeral Home of Festus handled the arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Missouri Association of State Troopers Emergency Relief Society (The MASTERS), 5287 Highway 67 North, Poplar Bluff, MO 63901.

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