Patricia “Joann” Mell of Farmington, passed away on November 14, 2020 at her residence at the age of 83. She was born on August 31, 1937 in St. Louis to the late Cecil and Fern (Link) Francis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Margaret Ann “Pee Wee” Stark, her siblings, Cecil Francis, Shirley Pribble, and Nova “June” Henderson, and a brother in law, Joseph Henderson.
Joann is survived by her sons, Rodney (Terri) Mell of Mars, PA, Jeffrey Mell of Farmington and Charles “Chuck” (Kristy) Lombardo of Leavenworth, KS, grandchildren, Matthew (Christina) Booker, Mark (Nicole) Booker, Taylor Mell, Brett (Donna) Mell, Chayce Mell, Bryce Mell, Presley Lombardo and Vivian Lombardo, great grandchildren, Ella Booker and Landon Heuer, her brother, Jerry Francis of O’Fallon, MO, her son in law, Edward Stark of Doe Run, her sister in law Wanda Francis of Sikeston, her brother in law, Lawrence Pribble of Bloomsdale, along with many nieces, nephews and friends.
Joann was a salesperson in the insurance, real estate, and auto industry. She worked for AAA for 33 years, where she was a district manager. She was a former long time member of Calvary Temple in Fredericktown and current member of the Open Heart Assembly in Farmington. She enjoyed playing bingo, painting, tending to her rose garden, visiting with her Ben Nor friends, and spending time with her family especially her grandchildren. She will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.