January 9, 1933 – January 6, 2021
JoAnn Stock, 87, of Evansville, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at her home of 65 years. She was born on January 9, 1933, in Mt.Vernon, Indiana to the late Roy Lee Duckworth and Clara (Hahn) Duckworth. JoAnn moved around a lot as a child and spent a great deal of her childhood in Mt. Vernon, Indiana with cousins, grandparents, and great grandparents. She then moved to the North side of Evansville where she went to Highland Grade School and attended Salem United Church of Christ. JoAnn graduated from Reitz High School in 1951 where she met her “Sugarfoot”, Herman. Herman and JoAnn met as hall monitors at Reitz High School, where he eventually got the courage to ask JoAnn on a date. JoAnn worked as a bookkeeper at Faultless Castor. They then got engaged in 1952, married in 1953, and finally settled down on the Westside and started a family in 1954, when she became a devoted wife and mother. During those early years JoAnn and her other close neighbors, especially Janice Pease, her life-long friend, watched over and raised their growing families. As the children grew up, JoAnn and Herman (who only called each other “Babe”) traveled and enjoyed all the Hadi Shrine activities, especially with the Hadi Shrine Funsters. JoAnn was a member of Eastern Star and Daughters of the Nile for over 50 years. She was a member of Simpson United Methodist Church where she volunteered at the church food bank and also at a children’s disability center. After Herman’s retirement, they enjoyed antiquing, going to auctions, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. She loved to sing in her “operatic” voice while cleaning the house and was an avid crocheter. She made sure each one of her kids, grandkids, and great grandkids had a crocheted afghan. JoAnn was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Herman J. Stock (August 6, 2020); parents; and brother, David Duckworth. JoAnn is survived by her children, Debra Velders (Jerry), Herman Lee Stock (Debi), Tamra Johnson, and DeDra Deig (Rick); grandchildren, Joshua W. Velders MSgt USAF SCANG, Crystal England (Major Jacob England DDS, MS, USA), Amanda Goebel (Ben), Shelley Brown (Seth), Nathan Stock (Jordan), Sunny Rowley (Josh), Clara Sandefur (Tommy), Madilyn Johnson, Amy Stewart (Michael), Adam Deig (fiancée Kristi and son Silas), and Alivia Grogan (Adam); 16 great grandchildren, Adianne Jolie Velders; Cova, Hollis, Rosalee, and Kizzie Mae England; Elijah, and Sawyer Goebel; Madalyn Burress, Chase, and Zachary Brown; Kade and Wrenlee Stock; Raylan, and Vincent Sandefur; Dalton and Ava Stewart; and nephews and niece, David Brown, Daniel Brown, Kim Johann and their families. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 15, 2021, at Alexander West Chapel with current COVID restrictions in place, officiated by Ken Mitz, with entombment to follow at Alexander Memorial Park. Friends may visit on Thursday from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. The funeral service will be livestreamed beginning at 10:45 a.m. Please visit the following link www.facebook.com/FuneralStreamUSA. Memorial contributions may be made to Hadi Shrine "Hospital Staff Transportation" and Vanderburgh Humane Society. Condolences may be offered online at www.AlexanderWestChapel.com.
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Friday, January 15, 2021
Entombment in Alexander Memorial Park
Friday, January 15, 2021
Linda Pease Beckett
January 16, 2021
I am very sad about the death of your Mom & I'm sorry I couldn't attend her services. My prayers continue to be with you. Your Dad & Mom's deaths have brought many, many memories to mind of when we were kids growing up in the neighborhood! We were so blessed with "play time." We played in each others yards & even in the street. On rainy days we played on our porches. We all caught the school bus up the street. I haven't lived in Evansville for 42 yrs, but Mom would keep me up on your parents the best she could. I've heard about our Mom's outings so much through the years that I feel like I was there. They were a good example to us of friendship. May you feel God's comfort & receive his wisdom in the days to come. Our love, Linda & Mike
January 13, 2021
Sweet neighbor, always so friendly and with a caring smile. Debra, Lee, Tammy and Dedra, you are in my thoughts and prayers. We were blessed to live in such a close, caring neighborhood.
January 12, 2021
Dear Debbie, Lee, Tammy, and Dedra,
I was saddened to hear of your mother and my beloved aunt’s passing. Not only does she hold a lasting place in my heart but was a fixture of my childhood. She was always firm but kind to me. She always called me Deke. My mother’s nickname for me. She always treated me like one of her own. What more could a child ask, than to have had such a kindly influence? Those memories are still fresh, making her passing all the more painful.
We all grew up together and in its way it’s appropriate that we share this loss. together. She will be missed.
I regret that I cannot come to personally say goodbye and I hope you all will understand.
January 10, 2021
May God's love and peace be with your entire family during this unexpected and difficult time.
Dr. Samuel Miller
January 10, 2021
I am shocked and dismayed to learn of my dear friends and FJR classmates
Herman and dear Joann have passed away
So many great dormant memories of a great couple
Over so many years and so many miles I send you my most sincere condolences on your great loss
Dr. Samuel Miller, 111
Pismo Beach, California