Joan Alice Hollrah

February 7, 1941August 25, 2019

Joan Alice Hollrah was born on February 7, 1941 in St. Charles, Missouri. She was the third of eight children. After high school, Joan was awarded a scholarship to the Deaconness Hospital School of Nursing. After graduating, Joan joined the Merchant Marines as an R.N. and became a ships nurse, travelling to major ports around the world.

Joan is survived by her son, Jason Andrew Hollrah, his wife, Mary Salcedo Hollrah, and their children Kate, Jake, Sally and Will. Joan is also survived by her siblings, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends namely, in part, her siblings Lloyd (Diane) Hollrah; Wayne (Deonna) Hollrah; Janet Hollrah; Gary (Patrice) Hollrah; Stan (Denise) Hollrah; and Susan (Hollrah) Munoz.

Joan is preceded in death by her husband, Patrick Mooney; her parents, Vernon Hollrah and Hildegard (Richterkessing) Hollrah; and her youngest brother, John Hollrah.

A Memorial Service will be held at Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Funeral Home, Chapel on Friday, September 6, 2019, at 11:00am.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Heart Association.


  • Memorial Service Friday, September 6, 2019


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Miriam Hamilton

August 29, 2019

I will miss Joan. We worked together as nurses, shared joys and sorrows. She was my playmate doing charity work with the Native
American casinos. We shared the same German heritage . She was smart, generous, funny and a good friend.