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Doris JoAnn Farris, 81, Reeds, Mo., passed away Sunday, September 3, 2017, at St. Luke's Nursing Center, Carthage, Mo.
Doris JoAnn Williams was born June 13, 1936, in Jasper County, Missouri; a daughter of the late Vernie Williams and Jestina Henry Williams. She was a graduate of Carthage Senior High School, Class of 1954 and received her BA degree from MSSC, December 1971.
She married Kenneth Farris on February 9, 1958, in Carthage; he survives.
JoAnn was a secretary and vice president of the United Missouri Bank Trust Department, retiring in November of 2008 after 35 years. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Carthage.
Additional survivors include two daughters, Mary (Wallace) Casteel, Reeds, and Dorris (Kent) Boyd, Reeds; a sister, Verna Mae Buchanan, Carthage; and one brother, Wayne Williams, Reeds; three grandchildren, Erica (Boyd) Marrs, Jason Boyd, and Anna (Casteel) Hodge; six great-grandchildren, Wyatte, Hoyt, Shayla, Hadlee, Bricen, and Miles.
She is preceded in death by one granddaughter, Amanda Leah Boyd.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 6, at Knell Mortuary. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, September 7, in the Knell Mortuary Chapel. Rev. David Cook will officiate. Burial will be at Williams Cemetery, Reeds.
Memorial gifts are suggested to the First Christian Church, Carthage, in care of Knell Mortuary.
Online condolences may be expressed through www.knellmortuary.com.
Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Knell Mortuary.
Published on September 5, 2017
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