Joann C. Moreau
Joann C. Moreau
  • July 27, 1935 - May 28, 2017
  • Columbia, Missouri

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Joann Moreau, 81, of Rocheport, MO passed away as she slept peacefully Sunday, May 28, 2017.

Joann was born July 27, 1935 in Rocheport, MO to Robert and Dorothy Grossman Cook. She graduated from New Franklin High School in 1952. Before graduating, she would marry Donald Moreau in Fayette, MO on June 16, 1951. They would have celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary on June 16th.

She is survived by her husband, Donald Moreau; children, Sherry Moreau of Columbia and Terry (Mindy) Moreau of Rocheport, granddaughter Sarah Moreau of Columbia; sister, Connie Brissette of Columbia; several nieces and nephews; and a loving extended family - Sondra Small of Columbia and her children and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Robert Dale Cook and Kenneth Earl Cook.

Joann lived a life of devotion. She was devoted to her family, her church and faith, her friends and her community. She and Don cared for her mother for many years, as well as other elderly family members who lived nearby. She worked full time and in the evenings and on weekends she would care for family members.

She loved her church, the Rocheport Christian Church, and was a board member for the church. She was also active in the Christian Women's Fellowship, where she served on the board. She very much enjoyed the activities of the church, especially the monthly Bluegrass Service.

Joann was an active member of her community and very involved in the local PTA at both Rocheport School and New Franklin High School. Joann was a board member for the Rocheport City Cemetery and she was a lifetime member of the Friends of Rocheport. She also served as a board member and past president of the organization.

She worked at the University of Missouri for her entire career where she managed the Alumni and Development Records Department. She retired in 1991 after 37 years.

The funeral service will be 2:00pm, Friday, June 2, 2017 at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia; burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7pm Thursday, June 1 at Memorial Funeral Home.

Donations may be made to the Rocheport Christian Church at 2nd and Central Street Rocheport, MO 65269.