The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


January 19, 2014

Joann C. Tichota

JOPLIN, Mo. — Joann C. Tichota, age 77, of Joplin, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, passed away peacefully at 9:38 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at Freeman West Hospital.

Born April 17, 1936, in Cuming County Nebraska, she graduated from Wisner High School. Joann had lived in Omaha, Neb., Lima, Ohio and in 1961, moved to Joplin. She was a homemaker and office manager for Hertz Corporation. She was a member of St. Philips Episcopal Church since 1961. Joann enjoyed baking and visited her friends with her baked delights. Loved by all of her friends, she enjoyed playing bridge, cards and had fun playing board games with her grandchildren.

On Nov. 26, 1953, she married Lambert W. Joe Tichota at Fremont, Neb. He survives.

Additional survivors include a daughter, Terry J. Tichota, of Las Vegas, Nev.; a son, Jon J. Tichota and his wife, Jennifer, of Skokie, Ill.; two grandchildren, Juliana and Lukas Tichota, both of Skokie; a brother, Ottlin Wegner and wife, Maxine, of Red Oak, Texas; many extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, August and Ruth Kowitzsky Wegner; a son, Joel R. Tichota, of Chicago, Ill.; and a daughter, Julie A. Tichota, of Joplin.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday at St. Philip's Episcopal Church with Rev. Frank Sierra officiating. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ozarks Food Harvest, a food bank for struggling families.

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