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Resthaven Mortuary & Resthaven Gardens of Memory

11800 West Highway 54, Wichita, KS

OBITUARY

JoAnn Brierly

February 22, 1957March 11, 2020

JoAnn Brierly, age 63, passed away March 11, 2020, born February 22, 1957 to Jean "J.D." and Joetta Phelps. JoAnn was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend that will be dearly missed. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Maggie Greaves; and sister-in-law, Letta Phelps. JoAnn is survived by husband, John Brierly; daughters, Sara Kellner (Timothy Donelow) and Nicole (Doug) Levan; stepdaughter, April Bassett; stepsons, Chris Greaves Jr. and Jason Brierly; brother, Mike Phelps; sister, Kathy (David) Phelps-Davis; and grandchildren, Bryce Shipman, Jackson Levan, Camron Levan, Riley Donelow, Zoey Donelow, and Finley Donelow. Memorials can be made to Victory In The Valley, 3755 E. Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67218. A private family service for now, due to the COVID-19 restrictions in place.

  • FAMILY

  • John Brierly, Husband
  • Sarah Kellner (Timothy Donelow), Daughter
  • Nicole (Doug) Levan, Daughter
  • April Bassett, Step-Daughter
  • Chris Greaves Jr., Step-Son
  • Jason Brierly, Step-Son
  • Mike Phelps, Brother
  • Kathy (David) Phelps-Davis, Sister
  • Bryce Shipman, Grandchild
  • Jackson Levan, Grandchild
  • Camron Levan, Grandchild
  • Riley Donelow, Grandchild
  • Zoey Donelow, Grandchild
  • Finley Donelow, Grandchild
  • Jean "J.D." Phelps, Father (deceased)
  • Joetta Phelps, Mother (deceased)
  • Maggie Greaves, Daughter (deceased)
  • Letta Phelps, Sister-in-law (deceased)
  • PALLBEARERS

  • TJ Donelow, Casket Bearer
  • Doug Levan, Casket Bearer
  • Steve Leoni, Casket Bearer
  • Bryce Shipman, Casket Bearer
  • Mike Phelps, Casket Bearer
  • David Phelps, Casket Bearer
  • Jason Brierly, Casket Bearer
  • DONATIONS

  • Victory In The Valley

Services

  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 19, 2020

Memories

JoAnn Brierly

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Alisha Hilleary

March 25, 2020

Ms. JoAnn was one of the strongest, bravest women I've ever known. She helped me when my own family wouldn't and I know I'm not the only one who can say that. I loved how she didn't let her illness define her and she sure as heck didn't let it rule her. Ms. Jo didn't let the heart aches and trials she had experienced beat her down or make her change who she was. She wouldnt take any nonsense but she also didn't hold a grudge. When she made up her mind that she was your friend, then that was that. I've never met someone who held on to life with such sheer determination and grace. Ms.Jo had to make sure the people she loved most were going to be taken care of, she didn't want to leave but if she had to go, she had a list of demands that were non negotiable! I miss sitting with her in her room, listening to music and laughing. I will always remember the advice she gave me and how much fun it was going thrift shopping with her when spring was fresh in the air or the look on her face when we talked about how awesome it would be to have a "she shack". Everything I heard her decide that she wanted, she didn't stop till she had it. They don't make women like Ms. JoAnn anymore and the world isn't as pretty with her gone. She was a hell of a lady and I just hope will all my heart that she's out there, free having the next grand adventure.

Phil Warne

March 18, 2020

I can't list only one, when there was a lifetime to remember. To have someone in your life basically forever the whole episode becomes a wonderful memory we were young we were young adults we were adults we were all old but we were friends. I don't know if it's your heart or your soul but I feel I've lost another little piece.

Linda Leoni

March 18, 2020

Joann loved everybody,she was the best friend I ever had,she will be missed by me and steve,RIP my friend,and don't forget to hold the gate open for me!

Kevin Short

March 17, 2020

Sorry to hear the loss of a loved one. May you all remember the good times you've had.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY