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Aycock Funeral Home

1504 Southeast Floresta Drive, Port St. Lucie, FL

OBITUARY

JoAnn Cyr

March 29, 1942June 5, 2019
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JoAnn Elizabeth Cyr passed to the peace of Eternal Life at home surrounded by her family on June 5, 2019. JoAnn was born on March 29, 1942, at Fitzgibbons Hospital in Marshall, Missouri, the second of three daughters, to William Andrew and Genevieve Hayob. In March of 1945 the family moved from Shackelford, MO to a farm near Salisbury, MO where JoAnn grew up and where she attended St. Joseph School. Following graduation she went to Mount St. Scholastica College, for girls in Atchison, Kansas. There she met Michael Leonard and they were married thereafter. They were parents to Julia Rene (William Wesley), William Patrick Leonard, and Theresa Elaine(Alec Burnett). Her husband was a career Air Force pilot, which resulted in many moves to bases around the United States, plus he served two combat tours in Vietnam during the war.

JoAnn married Army Veteran, Rick Pokras and they had one daughter, Valerie Lee (Bobby Bounds).

On January 2, 2004, JoAnn married Richard Cyr . With their children, they completed a loving and supportive blended family.

JoAnn had a successful career in retail sales having been a manager for a retail chain in the Washington D.C. area. In Port St. Lucie, she was a retail sales associate for Mervyn's and later spent time working for Dillard's where she was awarded for her dedication to the company.

JoAnn was proud of having grown up in the Midwest as a farmers daughter. From early childhood, she enjoyed reading books. JoAnn has a keen interest in history, and was a true American Patriot. She took pride in keeping up her home. She had a keen eye for style and was always elegant in her personal appearance. Most of all, JoAnn was a truly lovely lady. She was a devoted wife and mother, and she had unmeasurable love for her children, grandchildren, and little great grandchildren.

JoAnn fought cancer for eight plus years with every breath and bone in her body. She showed tremendous courage, drive, and determination, and a great appreciation for the value of living. She had a strong faith and trust in God, along with an absolute belief in the miracle of prayer.

JoAnn was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her husband, Richard Cyr, of the home; three daughters; step daughters; one son; step sons; grandchildren; step grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Ellen Kanak, of Columbia, MO and Elaine Bankston (Jere), Midlothian, Virginia; along with many treasured nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. JoAnn will be deeply missed by all.

A Viewing with Vigil Prayer will take place on Friday June 7, 2019 from 5-8pm at Aycock Funeral Home, 1504 SE Floresta Drive Port St. Lucie, Florida 34983. A Mass of Christian Burial will occur on Saturday June 8, 2019 in JoAnn's honor at 11 am at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2330 SE Mariposa Avenue Port St. Lucie, Florida 34952. Committal will immediately follow at Rolling Oaks Cemetery in Port St. Lucie.

In lieu, of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Catholic School, 105 North Willie Avenue Salisbury, MO 65281; https://www.school.stjoe.church/

Services

  • Viewing with Vigil Prayer Service Friday, June 7, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, June 8, 2019
  • Committal Service Saturday, June 8, 2019

Memories

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Chachi Leatherwood

June 8, 2019

Beautiful memories, we had a lot of fun working with her. She was very professional and kind lady. And we enjoyed together parties, karaoke, dancing with our friends at Dillard’s.
We will miss her. She always will be in our hearts.
Rest In Peace my dear friend.

Elizabeth Wilson

June 7, 2019

My cousin Joann was truly one of the most wonderful people I have ever known. She was beautiful both inside and out. She was always unfailingly kind to me and I never saw a frown on her face. I so wanted to be like her when I was a young girl. I loved how stylish she was and she was always beautifully dressed and carried herself with such grace and dignity. I will carry her in my heart all my life. Peace be with you my dear cousin. There was no in the world like you!

Janna Gordanier

June 7, 2019

We met JoAnn in an unusual way by sharing a table with strangers. We later realized that we had lived a few miles from her home in Forest Green, MO.
She was the most beautiful woman, in all ways, and we are so glad to have known her and Richard. Her sister Elaine and husband, Jerry, made the friendship complete.
Arch and Janna Gordanier

Sharon Rhodes Campbell

June 7, 2019

Joann and I were roommates our freshman year at MT.St.Scholastica in Atchison Ks.
We grew up in mid Mo and were shirttail relatives. My uncle married one of her relatives.
Joann and Michael, her first husband introduced me to my husband in Enid Ok when Mike was in pilot
training. I have pictures of Julie,Bill and Terri when they were very young.
I will always remember her smile and true joy.

Onward Search

June 6, 2019

Danielle and Family,
We are so saddened to hear the news of your grandmother's passing. We are thinking of you and wishing you lots of comfort during this difficult time.

Sally McConkey

June 6, 2019

Dear Mr. Cyr, Tim and I want to express our deepest sympathy to all of you. I will always remember JoAnn's smile and her courageous spirit! She fought a long battle, far longer than most, and with such grace. I am in Minnesota helping my Michelle and Jake to move down to Florida, so unfortunately, I will not be there to attend her services, but she is and will be, ever present in my thoughts and prayers, as will you also. God bless and may her eternal soul rest in peace. Love Sally and Tim

Tina George

June 6, 2019

Our Deepest Sympathy to Uncle Richard and all of the family.
JoAnn definitely fought a good fight. Always in your hearts and never forgotten.
May God give you all strength during this difficult time and the days to come.
God Bless.

Cecilia Garcia

June 6, 2019

JoAnn and I worked together at Dillard’s she was the best co worker you can ever ask for, always had a smile and a kind word. She will be forever in my heart and mind. Rest In Peace beautiful JoAnnie until we meet again my beautiful friend. Cecy

Janice Doucette

June 6, 2019

Uncle Richard and family we are so sad for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers .

Love, Ron and Janice Doucette

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JoAnn and daughter Julie

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JoAnn's mother and father's wedding photo

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Mary Ellen, JoAnn, and Elaine on the farm

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Grandchildren (Kyle, Reid, Levi, Anah, Shay, and Seth)

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JoAnn looking gorgeous at always!

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JoAnn with all 4 kids and 2 grandkids

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Hope's high school graduation

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Mom, Dad, Mary Ellen, JoAnn, and Elaine