Joan "JoJo" Elizabeth Seigal

December 24, 1954December 2, 2018

Joan Elizabeth Seigal, age 63, entered into Heaven on December 2, 2018. She was born December 24, 1954 to Glen Maurice Michael and Ruby Pauline Griffin in Lexington, MO. She is survived by her husband, Michael Seigal of the home, Mayflower, AR; Children, Patricia Ross and husband Joey, Aurora, CO; Anthony Wheeler and wife Jenny, Frisco, TX; grandchildren Keaton Tillman, Mayflower, AR and Caitlyn Tillman, Aurora, CO; sister, Carol Michael, Iola, KS; mother-in-law, Wanda Dodge, Hutchinson, KS; sister-in-laws, Mitzi Eshelbrenner and husband Carl, McPherson, KS; Irene Fulks and husband Terry, Kearney, NE and Cindy Moore, South Hutchinson, KS and Lorraine Watkins, Mulberry, AR. She was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral services will be held at Resthaven Mortuary on December 8, 2018 at 1:00pm, located at 11800 West Highway 54, in Wichita, KS. Joan Seigal aka JoJo the Clown passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loved ones. JoJo was an incredible wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, to all whoever met her. She was always full of life, positivity and loved God with all her heart.


  • Glen Maurice Michael, Father
  • Ruby Pauline Griffin, Mother
  • Michael Seigal, Husband
  • Patricia Ross, Daughter
  • Joey Ross, Son-in-law
  • Anthony Wheeler, Son
  • Jenny Wheeler, Daughter-in-law
  • Keaton Tillman, Grandchild
  • Caitlyn Tillman, Grandchild
  • Carol Michael, Sister
  • Wanda Dodge, Mother-in-law
  • Mitzi Eshelbrenner, Sister-in-law
  • Carl Eshelbrenner, Brother-in-law
  • Irene Fulks, Sister-in-law
  • Terry Fulks, Brother-in-law
  • Cindy Moore, Sister-in-law
  • Lorraine Watkins, Sister-in-law

  • Anthony Wheeler
  • Patricia Ross
  • Joey Ross
  • Keaton Tillman
  • Caitlyn Tillman
  • Mike Brown


  • Visitation Friday, December 7, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 8, 2018

Joan "JoJo" Elizabeth Seigal

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Carol Watson

December 19, 2018

I am Joanie's sister. She was a fighter all her life. When she was born she had arare colon disease. She had 6 surgeries before she was 2 yrs. old. She was born hard of hearing. When she was little, before we knew she was hard of hearing, she made up signs wih her fingers or mouth as to what she meant to say. She could not pronounce my name, so she called me "cow" instead of Carol. When she was a baby, she had a colostomy for 6 months. I helped mom take care of it. She went to deaf school in Olathe, Ks. I learned some sign language from her. When she talked to her deaf friends, they signed so fast, i could not understand what they said. She had one friend who lived just a little ways up the street, Jody Swarzenburger. She was deaf also. Joanie made many friends at the deaf school. They were all close to one another and were all good friends. When she was older, anywhere she was, she would run into one of her friends. One time we were at Disneyland, and she ran into one of her old friends. I loved my sister. When I was young, I wished and wished for a sister. She was 8 yrs. younger than me. She was too little to play with, but I loved her so much. The doctor had told mom she should not have any more children after me. But here she came.

Bonnie Payne

December 6, 2018

Joanie was an amazing person. Even as a child and being deaf , she never let adversities get in the way of progress . She loved people and brightened the path of many with her. “JoJo” clown routine . Her life was complicated with illness , yet she still had determination and dedication to the important things in life. We spent many summers together as young teens - when her Daddy faithfully brought her to Arkansas . She will never be forgotten .