Joan Jones

Joan A. Jones, 77, of Mt. Pleasant, died Thursday, November 9, 2023 at her residence.

A private family service will be held.

A visitation will be held from 2-4 PM on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at the Kimzey Funeral Home, 213 N. Main St., Mt. Pleasant. The family will be present to receive friends at that time.

Joan was born July 13, 1946 In Iowa City, IA. She was the daughter of Lester Roy and June Emma (Fitch) Schmidt. She attended school in Coralville, IA. Joan was a longtime employee of the Alaniz Company in Mt. Pleasant. She operated her own daycare, caring not only for many children, but also for her own grandchildren. Joan later worked at Hy-Vee Food Store, from which she retired.

Joan loved to bake and was well known for her famous Chocolate-Chip cookies. Joan was dedicated to her grandchildren. She loved attending all the grandchildren’s sporting and music events.

Those thankful for sharing in Joan’s life include her 2 children – Tony (Kim) Wagenknecht of Mt. Pleasant and Jennifer Kimbrough of Pleasant Hill; 5 grandchildren – Justine, Ethan, Addison, Emma and Breleigh; 3 step grandchildren – Brooklyn, Darrick and Griffin and 1 great grandchild – Lennox.

Her parents and a brother, Steven Schmidt precede Joan in death.

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